‘For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ’ (Galatians 1:10; KJV).
This morning I opened up my Bible and read this text. It got me thinking.
What am I doing? Who am I trying to persuade that I really believe? Why do I behave ‘more piously’ in certain situations than others … who do I want to prove myself to? Other people? God? Am I trying to prove that I am really worshiping Him?
To people? Who do I want to please? Other people or God?
God sees my heart. And He wants me to worship Him in spirit and in truth (John 4:23).
By acting normal! By being who I am in Him. By being who He says I am. I have learnt that it is okay to be who I am!
I do not have to be what people expect of me, I do not have to behave the way I think others expect me to behave, I do not have to conform to others.
Knowing who I am in Him, I can be who I am, His child. I can follow Him, and I can come to Him just as and precisely the way I am!