“For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.” Galations 1:10 (NIV) Who shall I serve? Who am I aiming to please? “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other……” Matthew 6:24 (NIV)
These two verses are on my mind this morning as I am wandering around the house doing my morning chores. I often tend to place a whole lot of emphasis on other’s thoughts of me. I certainly do not want to ever offend somebody and I always aim to please others. I hate to admit that I have tried to please others so much that I temporarily loss track of what I hold most dear at times. Its not necessarily a thing of losing my faith, but instead having lost my way temporarily.
While I do not do resolutions, I do set spiritual goals at the beginning of each year. This year one of my goals is to seek the approval of God more than that of man. Its very humbling to be able to admit this and it also holds me accountable.
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