We all want to be wanted, right? But how do we eliminate the desire in us to be accepted by man? And well… why should we in the first place?
When we value man’s acceptance only we are setting ourselves up for failure and pain. Why? Because man’s acceptance will not last, it will change and eventually it will fade. However, when we value solely God’s acceptance of us, it is EVERLASTING! It will not dissipate. When the world let’s us down, the word can pick us back up.
Know He is Present
All of us go through seasons, and a common theme I see with seasons is the season of ‘waiting’. Waiting for Him to change something, show something, or make us feel something that we are missing. However, no matter what season you are in, God is there, right by your side.
“But will God indeed dwell on the earth? Behold, heaven and the highest heaven cannot contain You, how much less this house which I have built!” 1 Kings 8:27
Surround Yourself With Followers of Christ
Surrounding ourselves with positive influences is essential, because when tough situations get us down and we can’t seem to remember why God’s acceptance is so full and superior to mans, our loved ones are there to remind us. If you don’t think you know anyone who follows Jesus, get involved at church or reach out to your friends to have a conversation about it! You may not even know just who is also Christian around you, and may also need a friend to hold them accountable and grow with them in their faith!
Recognize His Grace
Just like it’s a good influence to surround ourselves with positive people, of course, we should be surrounding ourselves with Gods graces! Not just mentally, but physically too! There are so many ways to get creative for the Lord, and make things to put around the house or even just into our personal practice! Try out bible journaling, painting, or hand calligraphy. Remind yourself everyday of His creations, and why you can rejoice everyday in them.
“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” 2 Corinthians 12:8-9