“It is dangerous to be concerned with what others think of you, but if you trust the Lord, you are safe.” -Proverbs 29:25
I have a nasty habit that I am trying to work on.
I desperately desire the approval of others.
What a truly disappointing and dangerous ^ situation to be in.
We will NEVER be able to make everyone happy. It is literally impossible. So why do I still want that to happen when I know it never will?
I held back so much for so long due to this. I watched where I stepped. I tried to watch what I said. I put off living in order to try and make others happy.
But the thing was, it was never enough. & it will never be enough.
I left the people who did not make me feel like the person God made me to be.
I left the situations I knew I would never grow from.
I left the fear of wondering what others would think of me.
I left behind the life I had been putting on hold to make others approve of me.
It’s been the craziest thing, y’all.
I have had people come straight out of the woodwork to tell me they read my blog posts and think I am a hypocrite.
I have had people cut me off because I do not live the life they believe I should live.
I have had someone tell me that they can’t believe I have the audacity to call myself a Christian.
& I have never felt so free. Or happy. Or incredible.
You see, it does not matter what they say.
He calls me…
LOVED BEYOND MEASURE.
I am His.
In my leaving, I found Him even more.
I remembered His goodness and His ever exquisite love for me no matter where life takes me or what others think of me.
The haters will come and go, but His love for me is here to stay.