Am I now trying to win the approval of men, or of God? Or am I trying to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ.
Galatians 1:10, NIV
This verse came up at my ladies’ Bible study meeting on Thursday night and it stuck with me.
I worry. A lot. And I’m ashamed to say that a large amount of this worrying is about how I’m appearing to others. I don’t want to be judged by others (at least, not in a negative way.)
Unfortunately, I allow this worry to have an impact on what choices I make.
Whose approval should I be striving for, though? Why do I make choices based on what other people might approve of instead of what God might approve of? Doing so makes other people, even strangers, and even myself, an idol before God. When the times comes for me to stand before God and answer for my actions, how will I explain this one? I’m thinking this is going to be something I really need to get working on!