Philippians 2:4 – Do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.
It is difficult to be pushed aside; when people, those you even care about, ignore you and your needs. It’s not that we’re trying to be pushy. We just want what everyone else wants – to be loved and to love. But love can’t be a one-way street. You give others your love, yet they don’t give it back.
If you find yourself in a situation where you need help you can be pushed aside and ignored because they’re too busy dealing with their own life. However, we are busy it’s important to take the time. Make a phone call. Leave a Facebook message. Text them. You can see where I’m heading.
This world is full of people who say they are too busy to care about anyone else. But that’s never true really. It’s all about priorities. Where are yours? If you miss a day of scanning through Facebook, you feel like you’re out of touch with those you have as friends.
We live in a fast time. We all understand that our plates are getting full or are already there. We can understand what the circumstances of our friends and family are, yet there is no excuse for pushing someone away.
Wikihow.com posts an article titled, “How to Deal with People who Ignore You.” Some of their suggestions are avoid jumping to conclusions, invite them to talk privately, be nice to them and explain your feelings. This list is just a few of the article’s suggestions.
Remember, it’s never okay to be pushed aside and ignored. However, there may be a good reason why they are ignoring you and the only way to find out why is to have that quiet conversation.
The Bible verse above says to not just look out for your interests but also those of other. In this way, you may help your friend to be vulnerable and realize you truly do care about their current circumstances.
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.