One of life’s greatest struggles is learning to live joyfully without the acceptance of our peers. Because we all strongly desire acceptance, it is a great challenge to live without it. We can become so desperate for it that we compromise our values and subject ourselves to terrible abuse to obtain it! God has a much better plan for us than living under the cruel enslavement to the fickle whims of those struggling with the same sin nature we do! We need to find our security in God’s approval. He is neither fickle nor sinful. His eternal approval is completely fulfilling and outlasts the fleeting approval of any mortal.

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. Anyone who does wrong will be repaid for their wrongs, and there is no favoritism.” (Colossians 3‬:23-25)

God doesn’t play favorites—unlike what you may have experienced from a coach, a teacher, a student organization leader or a boss.  

God’s love never changes and His rules apply to everyone equally. He is the Great and Eternal Equalizer. Ultimately, we, as well as those who reject us, will stand before Him to give account for our lives. Each person will be measured by God’s rules. Are those we seek approval from living by His rules? ‬‬‬

When we are living to please God, then His strength and security flow through us like the blood which flows through our veins and we know  that we don’t need the strength or security which comes from the approval of mortal man any more than a lion needs the approval of a pack of wolves. When we have God’s approval from living in the center of His will, His love fills up all the empty and lonely places in our hearts. It overflows from our lives and brings joy to us and others. In Him, we may live rejected by mortal man with the strength of a lion and the gentleness of a dove! To have what God offers, seek Him wholeheartedly! 

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