As humans, we are intrinsically wired to search for and respond to affirmation from those around us.
Have you ever noticed how often you ask for someone’s opinion only so that you can receive confirmation that you’re going the right direction, that you are well received or that they agree with your viewpoint?
We may say we want an opinion but we really are searching for compliments.
We may claim we want a conversation but we really are desiring confirmation than we are hoping for dialogue.
Here’s the deal: You may get the confirmation you set out for or you may be completely shot to the ground. Someone may love your idea and another may think you have absolutely lost your mind. You may receive compliments or you may hear criticism of where you are, how you look or what you do.
BUT here’s the deal: that simply can NOT be your priority.
Do I mean don’t have constructive dialogue? Absolutely not.
Do I mean run away from the scene when you feel threatened by someone’s opinion? NO!
What I am saying is that you must- you must- have a firm enough foundation of your own, so that when the waves come or someone questions how you’ve built your house, you can confidently stand on the truth that you know.
I am saying that you must get to a point to where even the harshest of words from the closest of people to you do not make you question your worth.
I am saying that if you have received direction from your Maker, then all other opinions become background noise. They are null and void.
In a culture built on likes, we must enter our day operating out of fulfillment or we will begin to seek it from all those around us.
I think you are a world-changer but my opinion of you doesn’t matter ???? Your opinion of you does. HIS opinion of you does.
APPROVED. Royalty. Absolute perfection. L O V E D— that is stamped on you.
“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.” -Galations 1:10