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Fruit Loops

Posted on: 7-15-112017

Do you worry about what other people think of you? Do you value other people’s opinions more than you value God’s opinion? Are you more concerned about fitting into the world than you are about following God’s plan for you? Do you allow other people to dictate what you do or don’t do because you fear what they will think of you? Do you care more about your value in the eyes of people or in the eyes of God? I think if we are honest with ourselves, we all would have to admit that we spend way too much time worried about what others think about us. We allow other people to direct the course of our lives instead of letting God direct us. We can fail to fulfill the plans God has for us because we are afraid of what others will say. Recently, I saw a video clip with Beth Moore and she said something about this subject that has stuck with me. She asked if we were so worried about others thinking we were fruit loops that we failed to bear fruit. I laughed when she said it, but when the truth of those words set in, I realized that she is absolutely right. Our fear of what others think can stop us from doing anything for God! We have to realize that anything we do for God will probably cause someone (or many someone’s) to think we are crazy. Those someone’s may even be fellow believers in Christ. And that’s okay! We don’t answer to those people! We answer to God and to God alone! His opinion, His thoughts, and His approval are all we need to be focused on. What He says about us trumps anything anyone else says! Stop letting other people keep you from living out the life God died to give you! The world didn’t understand Jesus, so if it doesn’t understand you, at least you’re in good company!

 

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