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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Stand Firm On God’s Truth, Not Anothers Opinion

In summary of Proverbs 29:25 it says, “Fearing what others think of you is a dangerous trap.  Trusting in the Lord brings safety.”

Bottom Line:
It is dangerous to be concerned with what others think of you, but if you trust the Lord, you are safe.

What this means to me:
It can be a real disabling trap if I let what others think about me keep me from doing what God tells me I should do.  It takes courage to move out on what I believe so I shouldn’t be a coward.  God’s word tells me that If I put my trust and confidence in him, then his direction will bring me safety and I won’t miss out on his best for me.  It’s difficult to take a stand for his truth if I’m overly concerned with what people think about me.  If I worry about such things then I actually allow them to control me.  So I need to be careful to not cave in to criticism.  My focus should be on doing what’s right and not what others think I should do.  As I move forward I need to remember that:

  • I can’t please everyone
  • It really isn’t necessary to please everyone (joy/happiness in life comes from God, not others)
  • c. Rejection will not ruin my life (it may hurt, not be fun and can be extremely uncomfortable, but it can ruin my life unless I allow it to.)
I need to remember; nothing I do will make God love me less. Nothing I ever do will make God love me more. He loves me completely right now.   With this confidence I should have all the courage I need to take a stand. I will focus today and see if I have been living life trying to please anyone other than God.