Unnoticed by the World

Do you sometimes feel invisible? Just completely unnoticed by the world? Maybe you bust your butt at your job, work hard as a wife, Mother, Husband or Father, give your all serving in the church week after week without a simple thank you. You’re just chugging along spreading the Word of God, training your kids in the way they should go, being the man or woman God has called you to be and you’re feeling completely unappreciated. It doesn’t feel good at all, does it? We’ve all felt that way at some point in our lives. People have a way of both intentionally and unintentionally taking others for granted.

There is this quote that I’ve always loved by the writer Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) that says “The world has no room for cowards. We must all be willing to toil, to suffer, to die. And yours is not the less noble because no drum beats before you when you go out into your daily battlefields, and no crowds shout about your coming when you return from your daily victory or defeat.”

Just because you seem to be going unrecognized does not mean that your contribution to this world, or just in this life, do not matter or have value. It’s not right that no one has shown thankfulness for all that you do or have done. But you can’t live life looking for validation from man. And that includes family, friends, associates, bosses, coworkers or just strangers on the street. I’m not saying to allow yourself to be taken advantage of. Far from it. Stand up and speak up if you’re are continually being disrespected. And if you are being abused don’t be afraid to walk out!

We all want to feel appreciated and loved. Of course. That’s human nature. It’s a built in need that we all have. There is nothing wrong with that. It was put there by God so that we would seek Him not only for our salvation, which is the most important, but to find that wholeness and love you can only find in Jesus Christ. Only God can ever completely satisfy that need for love because Jesus Christ IS True Love! Just remember who you are really living for. And who you truly serve – Jesus Christ! Whose validation means far more than any that human beings can give you. Do all that you do for God’s glory. Not your own. We are NOTHING without Christ.

Do you know that nothing you do goes unnoticed by God? Whether good or bad God sees all. And one day we are going to come face to face with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and He will reward us for our faithfulness to Him. (Revelation 4:10 KJV) So take comfort in that. God appreciates what we do for Him, especially when it comes from our hearts out of love for Him. The size of the deed does not matter. It is appreciated.

You are never invisible to God. You are His child. He loves you. And you ALWAYS matter to Him.


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About Queen Haneefah Turner

Queen Haneefah Turner is an Artist. A Creative. An Ambassador for Christ. A world changer. Changing the World One Word At A Time. An inspiration and uplifter of others.
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