No Servant Can Serve Two Masters
One of the coolest things about being in my hometown is there are lots of parks nearby, Since it is spring time, my fellow Maritimer’s come out of their habitat. Some of them are the local high school teens. While I was at the park there was a car of high school boys entering the park. As they were driving through, they began to comment on the appearance of others around the area. Some enjoyed the comments while others negatively affected those listening. You could tell that their mood had changed after one was given a rather mean comment. Which raises the question…
Where do we find our approval? Do we find our self-worth through others or do we find our self-worth through the truth of God?
At one point or another, we have lived our day-to-day lives based on what others think, do, and act. It is true that at some point, we seek the approval of others to determine our self-worth. We “people please” — and we do so, because we are human. I can 100% tell you that I have been a “people pleaser” more than I care to admit. But I had to come to grips with this. If I am a lover and follower of Jesus Christ and He is my King and my God, He has a love for me that is beyond measure. Everything He has made is good. It is He that has put dreams, desires and plans in our heart and all we have to do to receive His joy, is to seek Jesus and His righteousness. Nothing compares to HIS love and nothing man can say or do can change this. As I am sharing this with you, Paul was trying to deliver the same message to the Galatians.
“Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people?If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.” (Galatians 1 :10)
If this message speaks to you, or you know someone who might be going through this too, I encourage you to make a mental shift in our thinking today. To renew our minds with His Word.
Father, my prayer is for myself and others who have sought the approval of others versus what you have spoken over us with your Word. I ask that today we make search your Word for guidance and direction, and so that we can know that we have a Father and King who loves us beyond measure. May we know your precious love for us. And for those who do not know Your love, may their eyes be opened unto you.