We don’t need someone else to agree with every movie we like, every song we download, or how we spend our time; yet we insist that others approve of us in every way. We insist people esteem us. They must like us and our choices, and if they have a different opinion, or don’t jump up and applaud at every breath we take, somehow we are less than we think we should be.
Why does it matter what others think of us? What is it about the human experience that craves others to validate us? Truly, the only one that matters is God. When we insist that others follow along with everything that we want or say, in essence we are taking their choices away from them. We are telling them that their choices aren’t important and they need to agree with everything we do. Free will and the ability to make our own choices is a God-given right. Who are we to take that away from someone else?
We are enough for Christ to die for us. We are in need nothing more than God’s love. What others think of us should never matter.
So why is it so hard to live that way?
See life differently.
By Michelle Janene
Have this blog delivered right to your Kindle!
Tweet me @LorettaLea
Re-Inventing the Impossible
Jesus is my Life Coach!