Matthew 11:18-19 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, ‘He has a demon.’ 19 The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.’ But wisdom is proved right by her deeds.”
Back to the same lessons. God keeps bringing me scriptures to drive home this point. So, I’m sorry if I seem redundant to you – I’m only passing along what I feel the Lord keeps showing me. It’s just your bad luck to follow a blog written by an (apparently) slow learner.
You can’t please everyone. Really, it’s hard to make just one person happy right? Let alone everyone in your life. This passage just reinforced my same old teaching from God. Basically, it doesn’t matter what I do or don’t do…to someone, I’m wrong either way. There will be people who think you aren’t living life how you ought to, no matter how you live your life. I have people I love who think I am too committed to my church. I’m too involved – that I do too much. Others (who I also love) who think I’m too worldly, that I’m participating in behavior that is ill-fitting a follower of Christ. Go figure.
I’m a people person. I struggle when I don’t have the approval of people I respect. I have a hard time letting go and just trusting in my place within the Lord’s kingdom. Thankfully, God isn’t going to leave me in a place of looking to others for vindication and blessing. He wants to be my source for those things. My only source. I suppose the best way to do that is to take away the approval of others in my life. That kind of forces the issue huh? Having no way to fall back on people for accolades requires me to seek my worth in Christ. And that’s a good place to be. It’s the right place to rest. Even if it means that to others, I’m wrong all the time.