My Flesh is Showing!
Isn’t it funny?
The things we think we know….
we need reminders time and time again…..
I am almost 54 years old and I feel like I am learning or re-learning something every single day.
Truth: My identity in Christ is not based on the approval of man or acceptance of man.
Reminder: Blogging four times a week does not mean people will be reading it four times a week or at all.
Oops. I think my flesh is showing!
I wrote this past week on one of my blogs and received more views than ever before! Over 100 views! I was so excited to find out that what I said may have had value to that many people. So what did I naturally do this week? Checked my stats every couple of hours!!!
And when I did not receive the same number of views….I was discouraged! And the thoughts of “no one cares what I have to say” “I am disappointing the Father” came creeping in!
REALLY????!!!!!! I asked myself! REALLY???!!! The very truth I know to be true…the very truth I teach about and live every single day was being questioned.
So why does it really matter? People have asked me why I work so hard to write and not get paid for it?
Galatians 1:10 “Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.”
It is really simple. I feel that the Lord called me to do so….I just HAVE to write. It is like getting up in the morning, having my coffee, and going to work. So many ideas, thoughts, scripture running through my mind. I just HAVE to express myself, I have to encourage somehow, someway.
And it doesn’t really matter if only one person reads it. I trust God enough to know that THAT one person has an appointment to read that very scripture or teaching on THAT very day.
I fall into that flesh trap soooooooooooooo easy. Then, that still small voice reminds me of the truth. That still small voice sometimes has a bit of a chuckle to it…..as if to say: “Daughter, remember what you know to be true. Remember not how you feel, but remember truth.”
IN CHRIST ALONE
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