Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Looking to other people for approval: Don't do it, it's not biblical!

It's true that we are supposed to look to God for our approval,not others! Honestly, I struggle with this!
So I am challenging myself to ask questions: 1. Will this person's approval differ from God's? and 2. Can any part of this approval be tied to trying to please this person and allowing their opinion to scar my heart as they might not agree with everything I say?

You see, real opinions should not come from people for God's opinion is godly not man's. That being said Jesus was at a wedding once when he was performing miracles and people were believing in him, but how that passage states the he would no entrust himself to people for he knew there hearts.
People's opinions come and you need to accept only God's approval. It is the only approval we can count on and his approval isn't based on who we are or what we could do only based on who he is and His Son's death on the Cross.

John 2:23-25 NIV
[23] Now while he was in Jerusalem at the Passover Festival, many people saw the signs he was performing and believed in his name. [24] But Jesus would not entrust himself to them, for he knew all people. [25] He did not need any testimony about mankind, for he knew what was in each person.
The bible makes it clear that when we do something as read in these verses and want others approval, we need to look to God as mentioned above. Now I hope this encourages you to look only to Him who is Christ Jesus, and not others for approval on ANYTHING!


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