“My friends, we beg you to warn anyone who isn’t living right. Encourage anyone who feels left out, help all who are weak, and be patient with everyone.” 1 Thessalonians 5:14
Sharing pictures of gatherings on social media should represent fun. However, when you are not invited and you find out about said event through social media, the hurt feelings come rising to the surface. Now here’s a party you can attend “pity party for one”.
This happened to me, I found about about an event I was not invited to on Facebook. In these pictures I see a bunch of my friends taking part in the event. I could feel all kinds of feelings: hurt, anger, and sadness. So, I react how any level headed person would do, I post a comment and ask indirectly about the missed invitation to the event. (Yeah, real classy.)
I received an explanation that I was invited months ago but she said I didn’t give her an answer to helping out. However, I remember things differently. I was so angry. All the bad thoughts started pouring in…“Am I that forgettable?” “No one likes me.” “I am always left out.”
God gently reminded me that I have a choice, I can either hold a grudge or be responsible for my own feelings and not be hurt by the lack of invites. Life goes on and my life is still good even without the invites.
No one knows what people are thinking and why they do the things they do. The burden is too great to figure out how people think. Move on and be the friend to others that you would want for yourself. I went back and deleted the comment, since it was a mistake to even write it.
Lesson Learned: You won’t get invited to everything and it is okay.
“Dear Heavenly Father, may I see that I am valuable even if I am not on people’s guest lists. Let me be encouraging to people who feel left out. Reveal in me areas that need change to be a light towards others. In Jesus’ Name, AMEN!”