Why do I feel like I don’t belong in this world?

Feb 10, 2020 | Doubts, Encouragement, Mental Health, Questions/Searching, Relevant Life

Does it feel like everyone around you fits in well together but you don’t? Do you feel like no one understands you or that you don’t belong anywhere? We want to let you know that it’s not weird to feel like this. More people than you realize have felt like they’re isolated or don’t belong anywhere. 

Some people go through phases where they feel isolated, or they’ve experienced some sort of event that made them feel alienated or like they don’t belong. Others struggle with these feelings for long periods of time. 

In some cases, this feeling of isolation may be related to a mental health condition like anxiety or depression. Other times, it’s due to some negative thoughts or habits that you can work on changing right now, such as:

1. You don’t value yourself

You might feel like you don’t belong in this world if you think lowly of yourself or if you don’t like yourself or feel like anyone else likes you. You need to embrace what you’re passionate about and not be afraid to express yourself out of fear for rejection or humiliation.

Being honest with yourself about who you are goes a long way in helping you gain a sense of identity in this world. Furthermore, you’ll be surprised to discover that there are plenty of people who will support you or welcome you when you express your true self! 

2. You feel trapped

You can feel isolated if you’re stuck in a place you don’t like. You work at a job you hate. You’re in a community of negative people. There are different ways to make changes if you’re in these kinds of scenarios.

You can work on identifying redeemable qualities about where you feel stuck. You can leave and find another place or job where you’re happier. It can be difficult to make a change, and it’s often the fear of facing this difficulty that makes us feel trapped. However, don’t be afraid to face the challenge of making a change. The outcome is usually worth it. 

3. You don’t feel like God loves you

Many people who go through hard times feel like there is no God or that if there is, He’s abandoned them. Does this sound familiar to you? Listen, we know you’ve probably heard this before, but you’ve got to understand that God does love you!

People in the Bible went through hardships. Jesus and His own followers were persecuted and killed. However, God never abandoned any of them. God has an ultimate redemptive plan for everyone. Sometimes, it’s difficult to see or believe in this plan, but it doesn’t make it any less true that He loves you and will never abandon you.

At Unfiltered Radio, we believe everyone has a place where they can feel welcome. We also believe that God loves you and wants to have a relationship with you. If you want to know more about what God is like, join us as we investigate who He is and how He teaches us to interact with one another.