What are you doing here? Who invited you? You don't belong here! These are comments we hear continually from others. They try to make you feel unwelcome and want you to know that because of who you are or what you've done, that you don't belong. Their words and actions cut like a sharp blade. Their stares shred you to pieces. Their gossip and slander behind your back try to make you small, insignificant and unworthy. BUT there is good news! Yesterday at church someone sang a song that resounded to the very core of who I am. God loves me and His desire is to spend time with me. He cares about me and invites me daily to spend time at His table. He never asks why we came. When it comes down to it, who cares about the negative words of others? Who cares about what others do to harm, hurt or attack you? It's the Lord who matters. We need to focus on what He says about us. He must be the one we live for and not the approval of others. With people they praise you one day and the next they'll throw you under the bus. But God loves us every single day. We're His prized possessions. He cares so much for us. Please be encouraged and take a moment to listen to Leeland's song which touched me greatly yesterday...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jjpK7Kn2IM.