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.
You’d like to give your opinion on a matter and tell others what you want to do, but it’s like as if you’ve shrunk to the size of a peanut and nobody is paying attention to you. Sometimes it feels like they stomp on the peanut and sweep the crumbs out the door. Why is it that you always have to give up what you want and concede to everyone else’s wishes? Is it wrong to express what you want? Should you push your will onto everyone else’s to get your way? Is there a better way to communicate your desires? God created you to be unique. No one else has your mindset or talents to give to the world. So, you don’t have to be afraid of expressing what you want and receiving a “no” answer. Nor do you have to push your will onto someone else lowering their self worth. If you gradually increase expressing your desires, it may be that others will not only hear your take on the matter, but they may run with it.
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.