On some level, we are all desperate to be accepted and respected, but is the price of being “cool” in the world’s eyes—really worth it? I think many of us don’t realize the preciousness of what we forfeit when we conform to the world’s ways. I know I didn’t. It’s just another form of slavery.

A close relationship with God is the best cure for the addiction of coolness.

You may laugh at this use of words, but you don’t have to look very hard to know that the desire to be accepted drives us to do crazy things. We mistreat others, spend all our money to attain a certain look, allow ourselves to be used and abused just to be accepted, and do all manner of unhealthy behavior.

The people we are trying so desperately to please don’t care about us—if they are without Christ—they are just like us—and don’t have the ability to love us with God’s REAL love.

There is a better way.

God loves us more than anyone. He wants us to draw near to Him so we can experience the warm, unconditional love and peace of His presence. God’s Word begs us to “present [o]ur bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is [o]ur reasonable service.” And “be NOT conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of [o]ur mind, that [we] may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” (‭‭Romans‬ ‭12:1-2‬)

When we understand that this world is actually AGAINST us—and that God is FOR us—we will NOT want to conform to the world. This passage becomes a delicious invitation to walk with God. At the beginning of each day, we purpose to renew our mind and heart in the Presence of God—then—we ground our soul in His love and acceptance. The treasure of knowing you’re accepted by Almighty God, that you’re loved eternally by Him, and that your life matters to Him—is a way better feeling than always desperately trying to be cool for a fickle crowd.

When God is our favorite Friend, His opinion of us matters the most—and we learn we have all the acceptance we need. 

Try seeking Him and see for yourself—it’s the best sense acceptance you’ll ever know. When we discover the security of knowing God, the love flowing out of us attracts better friends than being cool—ever did! 

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