Still on honeymoon status but here's another blog post!!
I am starting to care less and less about man's opinion of me. Don’t get me wrong hormones are real and sometimes I’m crying because I’m so sure the look that a random person gave me was disapproving. But generally I’m good. I don’t need people to tell me I did a good job to feel like it was a good job. Or vis versa. Our generation has a huge fear of offending people. You don’t want to offend anyone! Just saying sometimes people offending me has brought about good change in my life!
It’s so tempting to get defensive and uptight when some starts criticizing you. You want to fight back! But really it’s all apart of the human experience, if you aren’t told something you did is wrong you’d just keep doing it wrong and thus never get really good at it therefore never perfecting the process. That’s how children are raised! With loving correction and discipline they become nice little humans that are helpful to society and get lots of compliments from strangers on how well behaved they are. And believe me and well behaved child is a rare sight these days! Since parents need to correct and train up their children so does our Heavenly Father, and often that comes in the form of someone in the body of Christ pointing something out.
Fearing correction or what people may think of you is a anxiety ridden life that no one should have to live. It’s hard to sleep at night because you keep replying every conversation you’ve ever had in your head hoping they don’t think you are weird or that you didn’t offend someone. That is not the life Christ has called his followers to.
Jesus’ opinion is the only opinion that should ever matter. His approval the only approval you should ever look for. It shouldn’t matter how many followers you have… it is all so trivial! In light of eternity how much does all of this matter? What they think, how they commented, if they liked me, it all really doesn’t matter. It’s actually a very good thing that Jesus is the only one we need to please. He has unconditional love and gently disciplines those he loves.