If you are having to fight to have a place at the table . . . 

If you are having to beg for an invitation . . . 

If you are feeling like a third wheel as you search for a sense of belonging . . . 

If someone is making you feel less than, unworthy, underappreciated, or unwelcomed . . . 

Dear friend, don’t you spend one more minute clinging to those people and their approval or lack of it.

You deserve to belong.

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You are worthy of having an open invitation from people who desire your company, who truly see you and value the gifts you have to offer.

The table that is meant for you will have an open chair.

You won’t have to fight for your right to be there.

There won’t be someone else in your seat because no one else can be you. 

That is your superpower.

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The people who are meant to be in your corner will stay.

The friendships that offer unconditional love as you grow will stand the test of time.

Your circle might decrease in size but watch it increase in joy, peace, acceptance, and encouragement.

If you couldn’t find a seat in the place you expected to, it doesn’t mean you don’t have any place, friend. 

Don’t kill yourself wondering why they don’t like you . . . Jesus loves you.

Don’t try to earn their approval . . . you’re already enough.

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Stop defining your worth by other’s rejection . . . you were bought and paid for with the precious blood of Christ.

Please know your value and adjust your circle accordingly.

Previously published on the author’s Facebook page

Tabitha Yates

The Redeemed Mama is a published writer, certified life coach, and busy homeschooling mama. She resides in southern Arizona with her three children and loves writing about parenting, life, and growth! Come join her social media community for a healthy dose of hope, healing, and humor!