Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Help! I'm invisible

 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.  Philippians 2:3

You know you’re invisible when…
 
You wait in line for your turn, and they skip over you.
You swipe your hands under the automatic faucet, and it won’t turn on.
Your parents move and forget to tell you.
You speak, and no one responds.
The waiter comes and takes your food while you are eating.
You walk through airport security and no one notices.
You don’t have a name.
You move and no one notices for days.


Some of these are funny and yet the stark reality is that, at times, we all feel as though we are invisible.  We feel as if we have a shroud of invisibility wrapped around us.  We have all experienced the sting of being skipped over, forgotten and lost in the shuffle as though we don’t exist.  No one enjoys that feeling of being invisible.  God wants us to be concerned with the people around us.  He wants us show others that we care about them. We are to treat them better than we treat ourselves.  He wants us treat others as if they are as important to us as they are to him.  Our job is to show others God cares by showing them we care.  While it is true that everyone can, at times, feel invisible; it is also true that, as the body of Christ, it should never happen at our hands.