Created for connection

By Natalia Hatton | Blog

Oct 04

I myself am no stranger to friendships and relationships being hurtful and ending.  You can easily put up walls, be cautious on entering new ones and adapt to a smaller world.  Lately I’ve been connecting with people who feel sidelined, abandoned and many other hard and real emotions.  While I listen I do get it and my heart aches for them in this place.

The numbers of suicides, self harming and broken people is growing.  Not just in the young but across the board. Yet there is a false sense of connection due to social media and the bustle around.  Leaving people to grapple with emotions and what is reality.

God created us to be known, to be loved, to belong, to be connected and in fellowship!  Not only with Him who made us but others too.  The ups and downs of life are to be walked with people beside us.

Satan loves to put wedges between relationships, to taunt with whispers of inadequacy and worthlessness.  To make it seem that things are too hard and there is no point in putting effort in.  But the bible tells us clearly that he comes to kill, steal and destroy so why would we take his rubbish hook line and sinker?

When we can focus on the promises of God loving us unconditionally, being there for us in all seasons, fighting for us and more why is that overlooked?  The bible talks about our worth, our purpose, our gifts, our reality in such a real and beautiful way.

I don’t say this out of a place of arrogance or lack of understanding.  In my teens despite having family and friends, being in a great youth group and knowing God I hated myself and wanted to escape what felt too much.  But by the grace of God my plea was heard and things turned around.  It’s out of that space that I assure you of these truths!  And now as a confident girl of God’s, immensely loved and wanted wife, as a enjoyed friend of many, an ordinary girl walking an extraordinary adventure I want you to know that reality too.  Obviously not a mirror image of mine but your own beautiful life, tailor made for you!

You are wonderfully and fearfully made

You are extravagantly and unconditionally loved

You are worth more than you could comprehend and your life matters more than you realise

You are created to belong and be known

You are created for connection and enjoyment

What is the lie you are believing and what is the truth to put in it’s place?

How can you make this moment a crossroad in your life that you can look back on with awe and gratitude by bringing action for the positive?

Please will you push satan to the curb, leap into the arms of God and reach out to those who’ve been positioned in your life!

About the Author

Natalia has bravely written two books that show a road not often talked about … infertility. She is real and vulnerable in it. Yet you see how God can turn broken pieces of her life into something beautiful, where deep faith and rich growth are seen.

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