Everyone wants to be wanted. I thought about this last week as I saw an attractive girl leave the room. The thing that really stood out about this girl was that she was one of those girls who was definitely trying to be attractive and noticed. I can’t explain how I knew, but you know the girl I'm talking about.
I began to think about how deep our desire is to be wanted. Someone who may have no direct person they know loves them, especially celebrities, could still settle for living off of the buzz of knowing that they will always be wanted to some degree because of their acquired popularity. A logic that would say: “well even if I can’t find true love and acceptance, being wanted physically by someone as I walk out of the room will still suffice... because inwardly, I really just desire to be wanted."My thought quickly changed from "the noticed girl" who had now disappeared, to you and me. I think absolutely every human being, including you and me, wants to be attractive and wanted by somebody. Only someone who might’ve had a bad experience with people or pressures would say otherwise, and I believe that even that person still desires to be wanted. It would just be in a different way than they know or could imagine.
Could you imagine not being wanted? Being attractive to absolutely no one? Feeling absolutely uninvited and unwanted every single place you set foot? Not being wanted by any relative, friend, or person? We have all felt unwanted at times, but to be unwanted by everyone with no hope would be absolute hell. Literally.
Seeing that everyone wants to be wanted made me see God in such a beautiful new light today. His pursuit of us just isn’t a creative idea, it’s essential to the world feeling loved. Noone can be unwanted because God is in a pursuit of everyone human. Hell will be a place where you will be completely unwanted because the desire to be wanted and cherished is a direct reflection of God.
If I have… but do not have love, I am nothing.