When the Praise of People Becomes Your Highest Goal

This is a really good blog from Heather. I really see myself doing this sometimes. Actually, it’s a constant battle. What God thinks of us is truly more important than what others think. Thank you Heather for this inspiring word for today.

To Declare His Glory

“Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.”…. (2 Corinthians 10:17).

I spend a lot of time, in my head, boasting about myself. It’s there, inside my own mind, that I am the very best and most commendable of all God’s children. In my own sinfulness, I am hoping the people of God reciprocate back to me my own self- aggrandizement.
 
It’s easy to get our focus off of God and onto ourselves. God gives us gifts, for they are many, and we are quick to praise ourselves instead of Him. Every good and perfect gift is from above. Therefore, we must remember that the praise of our heart must always be in check. We must be careful, as we live, that our own hearts are not held captive by pride and the praise of man.
 
We live in a world where a platform, albeit big or…

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One thought on “When the Praise of People Becomes Your Highest Goal

  1. A good posting Sandy……….. Both a humble admission & humbling to myself, and I would imagine all of us. Social media has become a hidden danger in so many ways. Always good to check ourselves and go to God for His prompting and advise before posting, reading or engaging with an audience that is bigger than big😊! Sometimes an audience of ONE is just what we need for affirmation, acceptance or to simply be understood. In the end, living a life pleasing to God is everything, and where joy and peace can abound no matter the circumstance. Love you! Mary

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