Every person on the planet has cravings. One of your greatest cravings includes the desire to be seen, heard, and acknowledged.
Especially for a woman who works from home, meeting those needs in person can be difficult. It's a lot to expect from her husband or best friends.
Not only is it tough for the work-from-home woman to have these cravings met. There are many women who go to work and still don't get seen, heard, or acknowledged.
Facebook has been a great tool for women to receive those types of acknowledgements. I've found the support of Facebook friends on my business networking and Christian friends page to be of great support.
When connections, feedback, and acknowledgement are sparse, though, it's good to remember what the Bible teaches us:
God Sees Us
God sees us and knows us intimately. He abides with us and lives in us. He guides us. He sees what we do. He knows what we need even before we express it.
God Hears Us
God hears our prayers. He hears our cries. He hears our thanks. He rejoices with us. He comforts us.
God Acknowledges Us
God is our provider and rewarder. He causes the seeds we plant to bear fruit. He blesses us with good things. He delivers us. He walks through trials with us. He brings comfort and stirs our hope. He brings others around us to support us. He gives us God-whispers to remind us of his love.
God is supernatural and doesn't even require our prodding. Today I got out of bed feeling glum. I didn't want to do the work of stirring myself up. I didn't want to motivate myself. I didn't feel like praying. But as I opened the fridge to get milk for my coffee, I was overcome with a feeling of revival. The Holy Spirit took it upon himself to stir me.
Who Can You See, Hear, and Acknowledge?
Stay aware that all around you are people who have the craving to be seen, heard, and acknowledged--both online and in person. I challenge you today to be aware of your encounters with others. Take the focus off yourself and do what you can to see, hear, and acknowledge those you cross paths with. Make a difference for them in some small or even large way.