Matthew 10:30, 31 - And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.
Everyone wants to feel that they matter. If you don’t have the courtesy to pay attention when having a conversation, you can cause someone to doubt their worth in your eyes and in their own. Another way of feeding the fire of low self-worth is to continually turn down invitations to do things with your friend. If you truly are not available tell them in a way that will still make them feel they’re important to you. Only talking about yourself in a conversation and not letting the other person have a chance to speak their views can also hurt them. Look directly at your friend when they are speaking. Make the time to get together with your friend. And, stop talking so much and interrupting them and allow them to express their opinion. You never know, what they say may help you solve a problem you’re going through and will cause your relationship to grow. Do you struggle with feeling you matter?
Karen Dalske is a freelance writer, public speaker, is active in her church and writes her blogs out of her own experiences of pain, illness and loss.