This week, our posts are a bit shorter than normal.
The reason for this, is to allow you time to really think about your own life, examining changes you may need/want to make. My goal is to provide you with Bible Verses and guiding questions to help you discover how God can and WANTS to help you accomplish just that.
Hearing God’s Message to YOU:
Read today’s verse once … what word or phrase stands out to you?
Read the verse a second time … What part of your life (what circumstance, relationship, struggle etc.) is this word or phrase speaking to?
Pause to pray, write, or just think, before you read today’s verse a final time.
“Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God?
Or am I trying to please people?
If I were still trying to please people,
I would not be a servant of Christ.”
What does all of this mean to me/how can I apply that to my life today?
Really devote some time to reflect on these questions …
If you were to answer honestly, how much emphasis do you place on the opinions of other people?
How much time and energy do you waste stressing about what other people think?
How often do you do things because you feel like other people want/need you to do them?
How much time do you devote to understanding God’s thoughts about you, and what He needs you to do on a daily basis?
You can get rid of a lot of stress by taking the focus off of people, and placing it on God!