People have the need to belong and loved, because God created us to have that need.
We aren’t created to live in isolation and fear.
But now, thus says the Lord, who created you, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine.
Many people struggle with approval addiction. They have this unrealistic need to fit in at all cost and be approved by all. They later realize that not everyone will like them or accept them for who they really are.
People get trapped by this addiction (trying to be accepted and approved by others) and end up feeling miserable, sad, oppressed and hopeless.
As believers, where made to stand out and not to fit in.
As His light shines through us, we would be able to attract those who have a hunger for Christ as only God can give us a true sense of belonging.
We can’t change the world by being the same is it. Our lifestyle should attract people to God.
Once we realize and embrace His agape love for us, we can be changed from inside out, resting in His grace, love and presence.
We belong to God.