We live in an image-driven world. So we tend to seek and place our self-worth in the opinions of others around us. While I understand that tendency and have fallen into that trap way more times than I chose to admit should that be my life goal? Should I seek the opinions of others? While seeking those opinions, should I allow those opinions to shape my life’s decisions, my choices, or define my self image? How many have allowed our view of who we are to be defined by others, so much so that we have truly lost sight of who we really are? I cannot begin to tell you how many times people have tried to call me lazy, or an underachiever. We love to label people. I pray this blog today changes your definition of who you are and who you allow defining who you are.
Which voice carries more weight?
I would argue that the opinions held by most people are opposite the opinions of the one who knows me best. God knows me best because after all He is the one who created me. So let me compare things I have heard from others with the way God describes me.
Here is just some food for thought this week.
So just to review, you are fearfully and wonderfully made. From eternity, you were on the mind of God. Finally, your Lord and Savior Jesus Christ valued you so much that he gave the paid the ultimate price to save you. He gave his life as a substitute for yours. With all that going for you who would you rather listen too; the voices of those around you who honestly may have other agendas in wanting to keep you down? Or the one who created you, protects you, and redeemed you? I would rather listen to the creator.
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