Tag Archive Attention

ByKaren

Pursuing His Attention: A Lesson From My Cat

Every time I sit down, the cat will NOT stay out of my face. She’s constantly THERE. Rubbing her head on me, pawing at me, will NOT leave me alone.

Psst... This isn't really Liza Jane. It's a photo I took at the zoo a few months back.

Psst… This isn’t really Liza Jane. It’s a photo I took at the zoo a few months back.

 

It doesn’t matter what I’m doing, she’s going to try to be my first priority.Just absolutely aggravating at times when I’m actually doing something that matters.

It got me thinking though… What if we pursued God’s love and affection the way that Liza Jane tries to pursue mine? What if we stayed in His face, saying, “Here I am! I’m here to love on You and adore You! I want You to wrap me in Your arms and just let me cry Abba!” Oh, what joy He might feel at the overwhelming adoration that He would be receiving! Any love and praise that He receives from His children is welcomed. At any time! We were created to worship Him in spirit and in truth.

I challenge you to find some face to Face time with God. I know that I could use more.

ByKaren

I’m Confident That I’m Insecure

Insecurity is something that I have dealt with all of my life.

Insecurity: not confident or sure : uncertain or : not adequately guarded or sustained : unsafe

Photo Credit Herman Brinkman

Photo Credit Herman Brinkman

I have to fake an air of confidence when I am around others, when in actuality, I am panicking on the inside. I really do not like being around a lot of people. Anxiety creeps in. I feel as if everyone is looking at me and judging me. Like the “elephant” in the room… A lot of it has to do with my weight.

“I am woman! See my rolls!… er.. I mean, Hear me roar!”

Photo Credit Mathew Presley

Photo Credit Mathew Presley

I don’t like attention. It’s just too weird…

Another part of insecurity involves friendship. When you are insecure, you have a hard time making friends because your heart is so guarded. I am afraid of being hurt by someone. I’ve been hurt many times before and it’s not a good feeling. Not something that you are ready to jump right back into.

I know that I am not the only one who deals with this. I can’t help but to remember the segments on Saturday Night Live, from when I was younger:

“I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and doggone it, people like me.”-Daily Affirmations with Stuart Smalley