I think sometimes in life we work too hard.
Not with work
Not mowing the yard
Not when we house clean
but when we try to get people to like us
The fact is some people are just going to think of you a certain way and will never change their view of you or of the past regardless of how wrong they are about both.
This is a hard reality to live with.
Yes, there are some relationships that can’t be fixed for they will always be tainted by the other person’s false perception.
This is why I am thankful for Jesus…
He knows me, He knows my heart, my mis-comings and misgivings, my successes and victories…
He knows the truth other people refuse to understand
and He chooses to love me just the same.
The question is…
Is His love enough for me?
It should be
The times we demonstrate it is not enough, is when we try to gain the approval of others. (Now there are times we must work to reconnect with someone and straighten things out with them . That’s not what I am talking about here.)
When we go out of our way to connect with those who do not desire to connect back or when we go overboard to prove to them we are not what they think we are…. we are saying to Jesus…
He isn’t enough.
However, Jesus is enough in our lives when we are focused on pleasing our Savior and other people’s thoughts and opinions of us past, present, or future are left in His capable hands.
In fact when Jesus is enough… what others think doesn’t matter as much.
Doesn’t matter as much = no longer causes us pain
So… Is Jesus enough?
Or do you still “need” those other people to like you as well?
I’ve had to do a heart check today and got back to Jesus being enough and it is already making a difference in my life and attitude.
Thankful for that.