We All Want To Be Known

Jodie StevensI’m a little girl around 8 or 9 years old. I’m sitting in the family room listening to some of my favorite songs.

My father is in the bathroom getting ready to drive me to school. I sneak over to the volume control several times, increasing it a little more each time. I hope that he will hear the words to my favorite songs and understand my heart.

I believe wanting to be known is one of our greatest needs. Sadly, feeling misunderstood is a recurring theme in recovery meetings.

I’ve heard the root of addiction and other emotional problems often lies between our false self and our authentic self. Our false self is the person we become in order to win love and approval from others. In the process, our authentic self gets buried somewhere inside us leaving us without a true identity of our own.

Perhaps you feel like your parents, your spouse, or even your own children don’t understand you. You may even feel like you don’t really understand who you are. What I can tell you is that God understands you.

Psalm 139:13 says: “You made all the delicate, inners part of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb.”

What’s even more wonderful is that He is your Dad. If you ask Him, He will show you who you are.

He knows you intimately. After all, He created you.

Jodie Stevens

3 Comments Add yours

  1. kimfred says:

    Thanks Jodie for your vulnerability and encouraging words. What a comfort to know that God understands us deeply and completely.

  2. Sharon Wurst says:

    Thank you! God does understand us because He made us. His purpose for us may take us on some crazy turns in life but if we just stay true to Him and trust Him, it will all turn out right!

    Keeping you and yours in prayer Jodie! Blessings to you! Stay Strong!

    Sharon W.

  3. Thank you Kim and Sharon! Thanks for reading!

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