6. Satan wants you to feel alone because you’re easier to attack that way.
I believe that Satan thrives in our loneliness if we allow him too. When we are alone with our thoughts, it is a perfect avenue for Satan to amplify our negative thoughts and distort truth. The lonelier we feel, the less likely we become to seek relationships which can spiral us further down into despair.
When we feel lonely and like “no one likes us,” it’s easier for Satan to whisper, “You’re right, you’re annoying, not funny, everyone wishes you weren’t around.” We must stay vigilant and realize these thoughts are not of God.
Speaking of God, can you imagine how lonely Jesus must have felt at times? Especially closer to his death? He was deserted by all of his disciples, betrayed by one closest to him. He completely understands how you feel.
Loneliness is something that happens to all of us. The important thing to remember is that it is a normal feeling.
I hope this post was able to give you some insight in to why you may think that no one likes you. If you truly think you do not have a friend, then pray for one. Also, make sure you are doing your part to garner a friendship; it doesn’t come without work.
Also, instead of dwelling on the feeling of loneliness, try taking the advice from Philippians 4:8 (NIV), “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”
Staying positive will help keep the feelings of loneliness from taking over your mind.
Sarah Garrett is a passionate educator and the founder of Transformed4More.com. She has a calling on her life to share God’s truth with teenagers to help them lived transformed lives for Jesus Christ. She is the author of So, You Think You’re Ready to Date? a 40-day devotional for teenage girls to learn how to set a Biblical foundation for romantic relationships.
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