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“Whoever acknowledges me before men,
I will also acknowledge him before my Father in Heaven.”
Mathew 10:32
Throughout the years I’ve had the wonderful opportunity of meeting a variety of people.  Men, women, young, and old, from all walks of life.  These precious, unique individuals have somehow added to who I am today. If someone were to ask me, “What is the common desire of the many people I have encountered thus far?” I would have to say, each person with all their unique traits, styles, and patterns, had the common desire to be heard and acknowledged.  
Whether life was treating them well with a good job, a new home, and a third vehicle just for weekend pleasure. Or perhaps struggling from week to week, wondering how they would put food on the table, everyone I’ve ever met has somehow implied that they desire to be understood.   And on more than one occasion I’ve heard a sensitive soul cry out because they were misunderstood by a friend, or family member.  Their tender hearts were crushed as they walked away once again, longing for simple understanding and feeling as if they received none.

You may ask, “How can I recognize this need in so many individuals?” What reason could there be, other than having the same need myself?  From the moment we are born, we each have within us a longing to be acknowledged, to be understood, and to be accepted.  As we grow, we may hope that our grand accomplishments give us a certain amount of praise, but for most of us, it’s deeper than our outer accomplishments.  It’s the inner child calling out, look at me, see me, acknowledge me just because I’m me.
To a certain degree, it’s the same for God. He desires to be acknowledged, to be heard, and to be understood.  It is incomprehensible that God still chose to create us when He knew many would not understand Him, many would not acknowledge Him.  Nevertheless, in love, He created us, anyway.  In our personal quest to be acknowledged, we often do to God what we ourselves despise. Be glad that, in spite of ourselves, He remains steadfast and presses on in love for us…His people.

Our greatest desire to be heard and acknowledged will, in the end, come from God.  Author Max Lucado put it well, “You are only a decision away from the presence of your Father…all you need to change is your perception.”
A changed perception! Could a changed perception really help us in this area of longing to be understood?  Of course, it could!  Jesus was our great example.  His solution to being misunderstood was this: “He looked at being acknowledged and understood through the eyes of his Father.”  He could have looked at the situation through fleshly eyes that wanted to be understood.  Yet, his perception was based on the Word of God.  If He were in the presence of His Father and spent time acknowledging Him, then His father would bring the understanding and acknowledgement He desired, regardless of the opinions of others.  Jesus sought to be acknowledged by God, not man. The Bible teaches that as we acknowledge Christ, we, too, will be acknowledged.
The next time you’re tempted to get anger over another family member, friend, person who doesn’t understand you, doesn’t seem to acknowledge you…change your perception. Get in the presence of your Heavenly Father and receive your acknowledgement and understanding from Him…He hears you.

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