Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Unmet Needs

We all have needs, not just physical; it can be as simple as wanting some personal time everyday or just quiet time. Whether it is big needs or small needs, when they go unmet we can often feel sad, angry, frustrated, and annoyed. Truth is, it shouldn't make us feel that way but we are only human so of course feelings come into play. I know my biggest problem, what gets me so frustrated at times is the need to be accepted. There are times when go into a place and I just want so badly not to screw up with what I say or how I act that I would just rather not to go. My anxiety creeps in and before you know it I'm rambling to people about stuff they probably don't want to know. I'm paranoid if I don't make a good impression than no one will like but sometimes I walk out with people not liking me because I let my fears and anxiety get in the way. My need of acceptence wasn't met as a child and is hardly met as an adult. When I am accepted, I find it hard to believe so I still don't feel accepted. My need of acceptance will never be met because I can't accept myself most of the time. This is the time when I should turn to God; when we should turn to HIM. The fact is no one can meet all the needs we have, especailly a need that can not be met due to our damaged lives. When a need goes unmet, and we find ourselves getting angry, sad, frustrated or any other emotion, remember Phillipians 4:19: And my God will fully satisfy every need of yours according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. How much happier will we be if we can just remember that God will fulfill our needs. He will take care of us; to stop looking to our spouse, our children, other people to fulfill our hearts when all we have to do is turn to God.

1 comment:

Gloria Patty said...

"Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass. Life is about learning to dance in the rain." God is an excellent teacher, let Him teach you to dance in the rain. He will show you how to turn the bad times in your life into dance steps into your future.