By Sarah Freymuth for THE CHRISTIAN POST
We like to be chosen. When we try out for a team, our eyes long to find our name on the final roster. In gym class, we like to be one of the top people picked for whatever game the class is playing. It feels good to be wanted.
If we’re not careful, though, our feelings of wanting to be picked can become all-consuming. We can focus our attention on attracting those around us. If we don’t check ourselves, we can end up with the rise and fall of our feelings based of whether we think people approve of us — or not.
What are we longing for? We want to belong. We want to be seen. We want to know that we have value.