Sensitivity is painted as a flaw; something that needs to change. How I see it, sensitivity evokes more empathy towards others and causes you to feel more deeply. I’ve always been a sensitive person. It’s something that, at times, I’ve wished I could change. Because, being sensitive in an insensitive world can be really tough.
If you’re a sensitive person, you will probably relate to the confessions listed below. If you wouldn’t define yourself as “sensitive”, perhaps this will help you understand people in your life who are.
- I take things to heart.
- Encouragement is everything.
- Lack of encouragement is really hard on me. I feed off of verbal affirmation.
- I remember hurtful things. It doesn’t mean I don’t forgive, it just means it takes awhile to forget.
- My feelings are more easily hurt.
- A rude comment can often really put a damper on my day.
- I cry easily.
- Seeing other people cry can make me cry.
In order to make it in this world, I have had to learn how to cope with my sensitivity. It’s definitely a work in progress. People can be harsh, thoughtless, and rude. I’ve really been working on letting things roll of my shoulders and letting things go. Standing up for myself and speaking my mind has really helped.
God made me a sensitive person. He didn’t “mess up” on me. I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Through my sensitivity, He is teaching me to rely on HIM for affirmation, to receive joy in HIM, to seek only HIS approval, to bring everything back to HIM for His glory.