Why do I care so much what others think about me sometimes? There is a balance between truly caring about others and letting them drive your thoughts, actions and true meaning behind why you do things for others. Because it is the right thing to do? Or because they will like me? I struggle with this. I truly want to do what is right. But I also want people to like me. I don’t like conflict and I have a heart of service. However, the enemy uses this and twists it to become deceitful when it becomes self serving and not about serving others.
It’s hard for my personality to truly not care what anyone thinks of me, only Christ. It is something that I have to consciously work at finding the balance between being at peace with everyone as far as I go, and making sure that I do not let the approval of others be a stand in for my stamp of approval for myself. And a replacement for my approval from God. Easier said than done.
I can tell why it is so important to take time out to spend with God alone, usually at the beginning. This time of year is BUSY. And if the enemy cannot have our souls, he can make them busy. There is no time for anything. And I realize that I fell in that busy trap again. But guess who will help us out?
Prince of Peace. When you are tired of anxiety ruling your heart.
Teacher. When you need wisdom.
Savior. When you need rescued. (See above illustration 😄😇)
Light of the World. When you need joy. ❤️
Emmanuel. When you need to know He knows your pain.
Lord. When you realize you need Him. You just have to seek, whatever that feels or looks like at the time.
This is who was born for us. Merry Christmas. ❤️