This really should come as NO shock. At least not to me and those that know me well. I have a highly sensitive heart, and always want to be on the bright side of life. I struggle with opening up my sensitive little heart sometimes, because when it's this sensitive - it's easily hurt. I just finished reading Galatians with the #shereadstruth army and although I've read it a bazillion times, there's always something new that stands out (aka kicks me in the gut). I'm so glad I did. As a mama of little ones, it's tough to have a routine. I typically have my "quiet time" while Zoey takes her morning nap and Jessi snuggles up next to me with a book or a movie. Or plays with play dough across the table from me. It's not sound glamorous, but it's my life for now. And I adore it.
As a blogger, and a part of this community of amazing women there's a lot of pressure sometimes. I struggle with feeling like I need to be the best. I actually took a month off from the #shereadstruth study to focus on just me and my relationship with God. I took sometime to remind myself that it's not about what I write on my blog or seeking the approval of others.
Then I read this verse:
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. - Galatians 1:10
That was exactly what I needed to hear. I do enjoy writing (blogging, tweeting, etc.) to be an encouragement to others, but what draws the line? Before I push "publish" I ask myself this exact question. Am I trying to win the approval of people or of God?
It's a serious heart check issue. I pray every day that my heart remains pure and my motives are complete to seek the approval of my God.
Who's approval are you seeking?