You know what our problem is? We want- no we expect- other people to approve of, support and admire us. We get our feelings hurt when someone doesn't say, "Good job!" or "Well done." We get (to use a clinical term) butt-hurt when others don't acknowledge our intrinsic greatness.
Why? Does our worthiness depend upon someone one else's opinion? Are we that desperate for morsels of praise? Why can't we just be happy knowing that we are operating from the basis of integrity? For believers, why can't we just be - knowing that Christ made us forgiven and free? And that's enough.
What are we trying to prove? Even if we win the approval of everyone both near and far, what does that mean? What have we gained? It's time to get our priorities straight.
Repeat this out loud: I DON'T CARE.
- I don't care if you think highly of me. I have an audience of One.
- I don't care if you gossip about me. I lay my head on my pillow each night in peace.
- I don't care if you like me. I happen to like myself.
Guard your heart with solid priorities, friends, - M
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Hi! My name is Melinda (or Mel, if you like). I'm a saved-by-grace-er, lifelong learner, INFJ, health & fitness trynabe, Mom, mental health vlogger (hey! go subscribe!!) and Child & Family Therapist - not necessarily in that order (well, except the first one). If you want to see my business-y side, check out my super-professional business website.
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