Alone In a Group

Alone In a Group

Alone In a Group

“I used to think the worst thing in life was to end up alone. IT’S NOT. The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel all alone.”

Robin Williams

This quote is much more poignant knowing how Robin’s life ended.  I have no idea if his feeling alone in a group played any part in his decision, but no one should ever feel this way when they are with others.

  1. It is so difficult to walk into a room knowing that no one cares that you are even there. This should never happen.
  2. Everyone has value and deserves to be acknowledged.
  3. Know that you have much to offer just because you are you.
  4. If you are in a situation that leaves you feeling alone in the group, take time to prayerfully consider the situation and the people involved.
  5. Don’t let these relationships tear you down regardless of the reason for the problem. You were created for a purpose and no one can lessen that purpose or who you are unless you allow them to do so.
  6. Ask God to show you if there is something different you could be doing or if this about the other people involved.
  7. If there are certain people who consistently makes you feel alone in the group when you are with them, you need to decide whether to try to address the issue or to stop or alter the relationship.
  8. You are never alone. Psalm 27:10 tells us, “Though my father and mother forsake me, the Lord will receive me.” You are His child and He loves and values you more than anyone is even able to value you.
  9. If those who leave you feeling lonely are members of your core or extended family, you should seek the help from a pastor, counselor or trusted person to find the correct solution.
  10. If it is within your power, do what you can to make sure others feel welcome and important.

 

 

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