Everyone you meet wants to be seen, heard and loved. Loving someone does not mean you are in agreement with them. Love is a commandment, not an option.
The greatest need in the world is not money: It’s love! To love and be loved in return is what everyone longs for. The Majority of the world’s problem can be traced back to not being seen, heard and loved. Years of being ignored only turn a person to acts of hatred. You can’t give what you don’t have. A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him. Matthew 12:35, NIV.
Do You See Me?
How can we love people we don’t even see? How can we listen to people we’ve not spent time with? To be seen, heard and loved are the key ingredients of any great relationship. Relationships take time, it requires patience and understanding.
True Story: One day on a fine Sunday morning, honestly, I just wanted to stay home and have a pity party. Yep, it was that kind of day. But I knew better, so I dragged myself to church. I sat right at the back, so I could be alone. Not knowing that God had me sit there for a reason. The lady usher that day was in the spirit and knew something was not right. At the end of the service, she came over to me, made some small talk and asked if she could hug and pray for me. I lost it after that. With all my defenses down, I shed a tear or two. I needed the hug and prayer. See that! She saw me. She saw my pain, even though I hid it very well. Then she did something about it! I left church feeling great. Was my problem solved? No! But I had a better attitude and was able to think things through. Go bless ushers all over the world. May God give us eyes to see the unseen. Amen.
Hello! Can You Hear Me?
Everyone wants to be heard. Little boys and girls. Adults of all ages and race need to be heard. Being ignored can only lead to something bad. Yet, we ignore each other’s need because they did it to us first. As a wife, I want to be heard by my husband and often times I remind him that “Listening is not agreement.”
Let’s be better listeners. Allow the other person to speak uninterrupted (just recently a friend told me off for doing just that). Give undivided attention, not rehearshing your reply while they’re still speaking! God, give us hearing hearts and ears and let our words bring healing, peace, and love.
Everybody Needs Somebody to Love.
Show me the angriest, obnoxious and hard to get along person and I will show you someone who is screaming out for love. Everyone needs love. Love disarms the strong and turns enemies into friends. Love breaks down barriers. Love bear one another’s load.
Love is a language that can be relearned over time. But if we don’t make it a priority to see, hear and listen, we are incapable of loving well.
How to communicate love.
By investing quality time getting to know the person. We don’t determine how someone is loved. Each person has a unique way they want to be loved well and if in doubt, ask!. Love is not forced. And the heart that is loved, knows. God, teach us how to love one another. Help us to see behind the facade and walls of pain others hide behind. May everyone we come across leaves differently. Amen!
“I’ve talked to nearly 30,000 people on this show, and all 30,000 had one thing in common: They all wanted validation. If I could reach through this television and sit on your sofa or sit on a stool in your kitchen right now, I would tell you that every single person you will ever meet shares that common desire. They want to know: ‘Do you see me? Do you hear me? Does what I say mean anything to you?’ – Oprah Winfrey.
Charity Begins at Home – Start with your family, friends, colleagues, neighbors and everyone you meet. It will change your life and others.
No matter what you might be going through: God sees, hears and loves you.