Monday, October 6, 2014

To Live for You



"We labor under the false assumption that if we live perfectly everybody will accept us, while there was One who lived His life perfectly, and everybody rejected Him."
              -Neil Anderson, Who I am in Christ

 It's true. I do live under that false assumption. Even though I know that my Savior was rejected and abandoned by the very people He came to save, even though, deep down, I know that I can't please everyone, even though I realize the bible says I will suffer for doing right........

I really want to believe that I can make everyone happy with me.

But when Jesus calls us to be peacemakers, He's not saying we should be people pleasers. He calls me to look to Him, to rest in Him, to take my identity from Him.

Help us Lord, to live for You alone.



3 comments:

Luke Holzmann said...

Amen!

~Luke

Sarah said...

Luke said it - AAAAMEN!

Shannah Lescano said...

Yes, I forget oftentimes, too. And on top of that I get angry when people judge me... Especially for being a Christian. Then at some point, I remember that Jesus said that we will be hated because He was hated. I usually don't learn in the midst of my trials, but rather afterwards!