Everyone struggles with this. Doing things, saying things, making decisions based on what other people will think.
We buy things we don’t need in order to impress people we don’t know or like.
We do things we would never normally do in order to be accepted by people we don’t really want to be like.
We say or don’t say certain things based on how we think people in our life will respond.
All of us struggle with making decisions based on what others think. I struggle with this in my friendships, my marriage, my parenting, I even struggle with this in my pastoring and preaching.
That’s why this statement matters so much to me: It only matters what God thinks.
Truth statements have become one of the key spiritual disciplines that help me replace the enemy’s lies with the Truth of God’s Word. Every one of my declarations is rooted in Scripture:
Galatians 1:10 Obviously, I’m not trying to win the approval of people, but of God. If pleasing people were my goal, I would not be Christ’s servant.
Truth statements like these are much more than self-help or positive affirmations. Truth statements are just that…TRUTH!
Scripture tells us that the enemy is the father of lies. He uses those lies to distract us, derail us, and destroy us. The only way lies are defeated is by replacing them with Truth.
Say it! Believe it! Live it! It only matters what God thinks!