Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Speaking To the Vapid Space

Do you ever feel like your words fall on deaf ears? I do. I have.

I’ve shared posts on facebook that no one really notices and then someone else shares it and immediately everyone is liking it.

I’ve suggested new trends to people who, generally, scoffed at the idea. Then someone else suggests it, and suddenly the ideas has more concrete value to it.

Am I not reputable enough? Not BIG enough?

Isn’t that the way it goes, sometimes? You feel as if your words were the same as someone else’s but because they are POPULAR, they are heard.

And you are ignored.

Left to speak to the big open, vapid space. And you wonder why you waste the breath. Why you keep trying.

It’s all about love, really. You love. You care. And so you share.

And every once in awhile someone will hear you. Someone will respond. And to them, you will mean everything. Your heart will reach theirs and soothe over a spot that had been cold, lonely, and empty.

I think my God must feel like that at times, as well. He tries so hard to speak to us. He shares things with us – which we ignore. And then someone whom we think is wonderful and delightful, shares the same thing. And we listen. We find value in THEIR words.

God says He loves me. And I don’t listen. Someone else tells me they love me, and suddenly, I’m all ears.

God tells me I’m valuable. Special. He will fight for me. He CHOSE me. I turn my head at times because it’s so hard to believe. Someone else tells me, and I’m quick to believe they must be right – for they dress well, look attractive, and are well-liked.

It’s a little skewed, isn’t it?

Just as God wants to be heard, so do people. They want to know that someone heard theirs words. That they HEARD their heart.

Do you need to be heard today? I’m listening. Tell me your words.  And they won’t fall on deaf ears or a dull heart.


Sara x said...

I struggle with this all the time. I send my heart words out and hope they are heard, hope they inspire. At times I regret it afterwards maybe they are too raw. Yet as you wrote God always offers his heart.

Dionna said...

Sara - Thank you for stopping by and taking a minute to leave a comment. I am so sorry that you struggle with this so often. I hope that God will give you encouragement today that it's never in vain when you choose to be authentic and share your heart. Never stop loving and caring! :)

Anonymous said...

I hear you, Dionna. I have often felt the same way. No one hears or sees so why bother? Yet I know this is something that God wants me to do, so I press on. Maybe it isn't so much about who sees, but I know it is changing me. If I am changed and drawn closer to my God, it is worth it. Hang in there. you have been an encouragement to me!

Dionna said...

Amy - I think you are so right - it's not about who sees. For God sees and I've found that He uses it regardless of whether or not I'm disappointed in the results.

But thank you, for saying I have been an encouragement to you. That DOES matter and it does encourage me!