To accept myself the way I am

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Sometimes, I feel like I’m weird or not enough. I’ll be 30 next year and I haven’t done a lot in my life compared to most people around my age or in my generation. I don’t have a group of friends I can hang out with, I don’t go to clubs or parties, I don’t smoke and very rarely drink (wine). I mainly go to work and then go home. I feel like I’m watching everyone else enjoy their lives but not doing anything fun or exciting with mine. It seems people only enjoy people that are doing interesting things, taking trips, accomplishing big things and so forth I guess. Sometimes, I feel like an outcast and lonely. Please pray for me that I can learn to be happy with myself and stop comparing myself to others. It’s a big struggle. I feel like I’m not doing enough.
 

JohnDB

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Sometimes, I feel like I’m weird or not enough. I’ll be 30 next year and I haven’t done a lot in my life compared to most people around my age or in my generation. I don’t have a group of friends I can hang out with, I don’t go to clubs or parties, I don’t smoke and very rarely drink (wine). I mainly go to work and then go home. I feel like I’m watching everyone else enjoy their lives but not doing anything fun or exciting with mine. It seems people only enjoy people that are doing interesting things, taking trips, accomplishing big things and so forth I guess. Sometimes, I feel like an outcast and lonely. Please pray for me that I can learn to be happy with myself and stop comparing myself to others. It’s a big struggle. I feel like I’m not doing enough.
Ok...

That's most people. Social media is such that only fun is posted up...and usually that involves other people. They don't post up pictures of house cleaning and laundry or commute to work.

But if you don't have hobbies like small group Bible study or etc...then you are missing out on some of the best stuff.

Christmas and holidays are very lonely without friends or family to spend time with. Doing for others is very rewarding in many non financial ways.

Get to know others...what do they like to do? What do they like to eat? Can you add to their enjoyment of something by giving them a gift?

Christmas is coming and I enjoy the license of giving gifts...it's license to intrude into other's lives with presents and cookies and such. And with these intrusions my life is made richer for doing so.
Christmas Day is the end of the journey....the destination. But the journey there was the fun part. The journey is the object of the exercise.

Heaven is the Destination for Christians...but learn to enjoy the journey there. I envision Heaven as yet another more wonderful journey of living that will be filled with new people and places and things I can't imagine. It's a destination for the start of a new journey.