I can’t lose sight of the vision God has given me for my life. I can’t worry myself with other people’s expectations of how I proceed in my ministry, either. Therefore, I won’t do things according to what people think I should do because my focus is on God.
How I do things won’t be the way others have done them. My delivery will be mine. I won’t be a carbon copy of someone else but only what God has birthed inside of me (Hebrews 13:21).
As long as I know that I am being myself, I have peace. I can’t go wrong being authentic to myself. As long as I remember what God has called me to do, and that it is Him that I am doing it for, I can keep going without fear or falling prey to comparison.
I won’t need the validation or the affirmations from others about what I do, where I live, or what my fashion choices are. Applause is nice, but it can’t be my motivation. There will be times when no applause will come.
What will I do then? Will I stop living my life because there is no one commenting or there is no pat on the back? If the answer is yes, then I can’t truly claim my motivation is Jesus (Luke 9:62). My focus will only be on myself and other’s opinions about my life.
God knows me, and He knows what He has equipped me with and for what purpose. My relationship with Him is personal. It is for real. It fuels me, and I feed on it to make daily decisions (Proverbs 3:8)!
What I do is for Him because I know that I am loved by Him, and He has justified me (Romans 8:30). I will always remember that! He told me, in His Word, that I would be hated for His sake, so I am already prepared for it (Mark 13:13).
It is not for everyone to understand or like me or support me. My worth is not supposed to come from them anyway, but it is from the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I don’t expect everyone to love me, because not everyone loves and wants to understand Jesus (2 Timothy 4:3).
God has given me my life and my future. Therefore, I won’t bend to any other expectation but His. Every day, I am learning and growing stronger, by His grace.
Only His voice will I meditate on (Philippians 4:8). Only His face will I seek! I will boldly proclaim that I represent Him and not be ashamed.
Lastly, I also encourage us all to study for ourselves (2 Timothy 2:15). Know the Word for yourself. We must all know how to discern the Truth, so that we can, rightfully, dispel lies when we hear in society or read them on social media.
I pray that this post helps someone remember that only what they do for Christ will last (1 Corinthians 15:58). Only He adds the increase to our lives (1 Corinthians 3:6-8). If we allow Him, only He can send us into our destiny and guide us along the journey (Jeremiah 29:11)!