good Monday morning!
Who’s lense do you look at yourself through? Is it your spouse, kids, friends, family, or coworkers. There are a variety of opinions that we may take into consideration throughout our daily life, but there is only one we should be concerned with! There is only one that will satisfy us and help us to become the people who God created us to be. It will fulfill you when you only aim at pleasing God, it is hard to explain, you just are going to have to try it for yourself.
I am a people pleaser, I have been for a long time. I like to see everyone around me having a good time. I want everything to be fun and enjoyable for everyone. I wanted to impress, fit in, stay in the norm. This has caused me a lot of stress and grief over my life thus far. I have been concerned with all of the wrong things, it robs the joy, sucks the fun!
Sure, it is good to do nice things, but what is your motive? When it lines up with God’s, life is a smooth ride! When we aim at pleasing God all of the other details fall into place. We don’t force them into place, there is no stress. He is the master planner, for He already knows the outcome. So, when we let Him orchestrate our lives, it is so much more fulfilling than forcing our way into everything.
I have been earnestly practicing this in my daily life, I do not get it right every time. I fight for my way so often, then He gently reminds me to set back and relax. I fought this for so long, and I don’t honestly know why! Our life is a wild ride right now and I love it, it is unpredictable. We don’t know where we will be each week, we have to trust His plan. We travel a lot, we get to have awesome family time, we spend so much more time together as a family. It is all I ever wanted, there is no way I could have gotten my way on my own accord. Hard to admit, but I had to be forced into His plan for my life. I wanted my way and my way only, so of course He let me but I caused so much self-inflicted heartache. Just think of what I would be missing out on if I continued to let what others thought about me hinder my life anymore!
It is freedom, He offers it to everyone we just have to step out onto the waters. He will lead from there.
I let other people’s opinions of me dictate my life and my choices. I would outwardly say I didn’t but I would do it. It was a way of life for me, I’m proud to say that I am getting better! I am noticing this so much clearer now, I kind of try this model with obstacles that I face.
What is God going to think about this, does it line up with what He wants for me? Who is getting the glory? God or myself?
Then I go from there! So far, so good!
When we let other people’s perception of us, or what we think their perception of us is, we totally lose ourself. We lose who we are and who we want to be and most importantly who we were created to be! We please people and wear ourselves out, you can not worry with what others think of you! Only what God thinks of you! Try it, what do you have to lose?
Each day has a new start and is fresh! It’s your choice what you do with it? It’s your choice of who is in charge of your life?
Go for peace and harmony!