Why are you so worried about what other people think? The people that we call our friends will prove with their reactions and actions what they really are. We will most likely find out that some are in deed true friends, friends who want what is best for us. And we will find that there are some others with their own agendas. Don’t allow what others think to get in the way of what our Creator knows about who we are and what we are supposed to do.
There is only ONE that we need to be concerned about and HE is the ONE that created us, protects us has an amazing plan for our lives. It is a shame to think that we could miss out on His amazing plan because we are so wrapped up in what other people “might” think.
Our Creator simply asks for one thing – that we trust Him. We can’t truly trust Him and fear what others think. Romans 8:1&2 says: “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, 2 because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.”
It just does not make any sense that we would trade in the freedom that Christ has given, for the fear of what a friend might think. We play all kinds of “justification” games, but they just take us farther away from what God has for us. I mean come on think about it! God has created us on purpose and for a purpose – don’t miss it!
It really is simple! God created us. God loves us. God has a plan for our life. God wants to use us right not, but we often get in the way of His plans. We need God’s help and He is waiting for us to ask and be ready for His answer!
Here are a few steps to help us stop worrying about what others think and start focusing on what God has planned for our lives.
1. Pray! Simple, but very effective! Take time to talk to Your Creator. Tell Him what you are thinking and feeling and ask for His help! It really is amazing what we can hear, see and feel – just by spending a little time in His presence.
2. Perspective! Don’t over think it, but make sure that you are seeing things as they really are. We are great at clouding our own vision. What really matters at the end of the day is this: Am I living and growing in the will and plan of my Creator?
3. Passion! Control your emotions or they will control you! Emotions are powerful and they can be used to accomplish very good things or very bad things. We have to learn to control our emotions in a positive way by looking past everything else to the Spiritual, because at the end of the day, this is what really matters!
My Prayer: God help me to take my eyes off of others. Help me to take my eyes off of myself. Help me to focus my eyes, heart and life totally and completely on You. I don’t want to miss Your amazing plan for my life. I do want to live in the freedom, You created me for and I want my life to bring You great glory. Help me, help myself by being obedient to Your ways!