Tuesday, April 14, 2015

You are Seen!

I wander around this world; going through the motions, wondering if I am seen. Sometimes it feels as if a veil is over my eyes and no one can see me. I feel like a person vanishing into the background. These feelings are feelings that come in as the enemy tries to make me feel like I am not seen. But the truth is that God sees me and God sees you too friends.

Lately God has been imprinting that promise into my heart and my soul. Just the other day, a fellow blogger tweeted to me and a few other bloggers "You are seen by the One who formed you." It came in the midst of my day but it totally put a smile on my face. Those words bring such comfort.

Then today I got an email as part of Jolene Underwood's #RiseUpWriters and in her email, Jolene kept putting my name in the body of the email. Every time I read my name as she wrote about God calling us etc. Those words again reminded me that I am seen.

Yes, there are indeed times when life gets in the way and we compare ourselves to those around us. Or let's be honest....we compare ourselves to those around us MOST of the time, don't we? We think we aren't good enough. She is much prettier than I am. She keeps a cleaner house than I do. She has a bigger house than I do. Those words are words that hurt us as we think we are not seen. Those words put a shroud over the reality that we are seen by God. The truth is that we are precious sons and daughters of the one true king!

But there are times when the enemy fights his way in and traps us in the lies that we arent important, that we aren't seen. Yet it is during those times when God wants us to know that God sees us. God sees us most when we think he doesn't see us at all. God knows every desires of our hearts.

The promise that I am seen gives me such comfort. It is a promise that I want to cling to always and I want God to continue to speak to my heart and soul always reminding me that I am seen; always reminding you that you are seen too! We are all seen by the One who formed us.

God sees ME!
God sees YOU!!

Linking up with these lovely writers today: 

 

  










18 comments:

  1. Tara,
    So glad we're neighbors at #coffeeformyheart as your words were an encouragement...it is so important to remember that truth...Thank you!

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    1. Dolly, so glad my words were an encouragement for you today. You are so welcome. Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. Yes! We are seen by the One who loves us the most. What a comfort that is to know that the God of the universe cares for me...little me. Thank you for the reminder...I have periods of pity parties for myself, and it's good to be reminded that I am seen.

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    1. Yes indeed! You are so welcome for the reminder. I think a lot of us have pity parties about ourselves, and we need to be reminded that we are seen.

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  3. Hi Tara!
    I am your linky neighbor at Jennifer's today! :)

    Thank you for the this great reminder that God sees us personally... what a beautiful blessing that is to our soul.

    love and blessings to you

    Danise

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    1. Danise, you are so welcome for the reminder. Love and blessings to you too!

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  4. I have had these same thoughts Tara. Thanks for the great reminder that we are seen, valued and loved by the One who created us. I'm glad we are seen today!

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    1. Robyn, I am pretty sure a lot of us have had these same thoughts. You are so welcome for the reminder. I too am glad we are seen today and every day!

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  5. Oh girlie... I love you so! I see you... but most importantly, as you pointed out, HE sees you! I owe you a Vox message post-conference but I am still processing. It was so good... and on one hand it felt like it was full of confirmation and amens, on the other hand - beneath the surface, it feels like He is up to something and I'm not sure what that is yet! (I have a clue... and it scares me! LOL! Because - well, you know how I am!)

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    1. Oh friend....I love you so too! And HE indeed does see me. I am excited to get a Vox and hear all about the conference. But I will patiently wait as you still process everything. I do know how you are.

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  6. Tara, your words are always perfect for the day! He is our wonderful invisible God who always has us in His vision. I love Him so!

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    1. Susan, thank you! I love Him so too!!!

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  7. I love this Tara! I wrote on the concept of seeing the I AM in our mess...this SO just fits right in there!!! Love how God is working through your blog my friend! I always feel right at home when I am here!

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    1. Bethany, thank you. So glad you loved this post and so glad you always feel right at home when you are here. I am so glad that God is working through my blog too.

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  8. Hi Tara. Thank you for visiting my 'Poetry Joy' site. I couldn't resist popping over to see you too! And I'm so glad I stopped by to read this affirming and encouraging word. I truly get what you're saying here. It's a trap we tend to easily fall into as we believe the lies of the enemy. Writers are especially prone to it because we move in a community where comparison is rife, getting seen and heard matters and it feels like we're invisible a lot of the time.
    I recently took a needful blogging and social media break for a month. The main thing I struggled with at first was feeling isolated and invisible. All those 'What ifs' rose to the surface and it took me a while to settle into the rest God had planned for me to take.
    So your post really spoke to me today. May you continue to write from your heart and believe your words matter. They DO! They are enough. You are enough in Him. Blessings. :) x

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    1. Joy, thanks for popping over to see me too. I am so glad that my words were affirming and encouraging for you. Thanks for reminding me that I am ENOUGH and that my words are ENOUGH TOO! Blessings to you too!

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  9. Praise God that He se3es and knows everything! He sees us as He is forming us in our mother's womb, and there is nothing secret that shall not become known. Yet He loves us and will never forsake us! Thanks for the beautiful post and for your lovely comment on Saved by Grace!
    God bless,
    Laurie

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    1. You are so welcome for the post and the lovely comment on Saved by Grace. I too give thanks that God sees and knows everything too.

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