You are the best!
You do so much for me. What can I do for you?
Being taken for granted by those who supposedly love us damages relational intimacy. Although we are not to be praise junkies, no one can go through life without others appreciation.
Sadly, many today have a deep sadness because they are not valued and appreciated by loved ones. Feeling disconnected and alone. Living on a deserted island in a sea of humanity.
Something that is alien to the Proverbs 31 woman because her children stand and bless her. Her husband praises her. There are many virtuous and capable women in the world, but you surpass them all! Proverbs 31:28-29
Being valued and appreciated is a two way street— receiving AND giving.
How can you confirm others?
Regularly offer words of affirmation.
Actively listen to others when they talking to you. Eye to eye contact. Ask relevant questions. Indicating you are listening and interested in what they are saying.
Do things together.
What can you do when you are not appreciated?
Keep your eyes focused on Christ. Spend more time with Him. Pray. Study His word. Be still and quiet. Allow Him to envelope you His cocoon of love.
Unconditionally forgive others for their ungratefulness. This will protect your heart. Keeping it from becoming bitter and cold.
Use it as a learning opportunity to establish boundaries and expectations in your relationships.
Thank God for the experience. A reminder of what the Lord encounters daily from a multitude of people. Individuals who do not appreciate the good gifts He has given them.
Appreciation is gratefulness’s sibling. So in every situation, no matter what the circumstances, be thankful and continually give thanks to God. For this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:18
Be a VOICE shouting into the wilderness.
“CHRIST is returning!”