The court of popular opinion is rough. And it is fickle. Everyone around you has judgments and opinions on how you’re living your life. Why do we spend so much time listening? Ignore them. The Bible routinely talks about this:
Galations 1:10 – For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.
John 12:43 – For they loved the glory that comes from man more than the glory that comes from God.
Colossians 3:2 – Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
Matthew 16:23 – But Jesus turned and said to Peter, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to Me. For you do not have in mind the things of God, but the things of men.”
Do not worry yourself with the opinions of the world. The world that surrounds us is often a distraction from God. Even our own minds (with Satan’s help) can distract us from what truly matters.
Don’t worry yourself with the past; we have grace.
Don’t worry about the future (Matthew 6:34).
Worry about the present and what you can do to be a better representation of what God wants from you as a husband, wife, father, mother, brother, sister, son, daughter and friend. Focus only on improving yourself by moving closer to God. The past is the past and the future is unwritten. Let God guide you where you’re supposed to go.
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