Ever met someone who’s just neurotic that everybody is thinking about them, or talking about them? Or if not neurotic, really pleased by the idea that people might be speculating about their life?
It’s hardly uncommon. All of us, to some degree, like to think people are thinking about us and talking about us. These feelings reflect something we all want deep down. To be considered. To be noticed. To be loved.
These desires can get out of control when we haven’t been given the love and attention we needed growing up. We might try and fill this deficit by imagining everyone – or maybe just one person – has us on their mind. In some cases, we try and force this by doing outlandish things just to get the scraps of someone’s focus for a few moments.
I honestly believe the only true resolution for this is to receive the unconditional love of Jesus Christ. He picks us up out of the mess of our lives, dusts us off, and helps us start again. Not only that – as his restored children, his gaze is firmly and eternally fixed upon us in a relationship with us. Not in judgment and condemnation – his death paid the price so we’d no longer be condemned for the stuff we’ve done against him – but in love. In unswerving devotion. He is dedicated to you because he chose you. His eyes are fixed on you. He planned out your life before the beginning of time. He knew you would exist, what you would do, who you would meet, and how you’d respond to him. He loved you then, and he loves you now. No matter what your parents did or didn’t give you, he can be the perfect parent in your life. He believes in your capabilities because he made you. He is talking about you in heaven, and will talk through you to let others know about him. And when you realise how real this relationship can be, it doesn’t really matter who is or isn’t talking about you…
God bless x