Timing is EverythingI keep apologizing for being behind in my LBY bible study. I am going at a snails pace. Everyone else is somewhere around week 4...me...day 2 week 1. BUT...I have seen God's way this morning...there is a reason that he wanted me to be taking baby steps. His timing is AMAZING!!!!
The second half of day two didn't speak to me this morning, it SCREAMED at me. I needed it so desperately, and had I read it three weeks ago, might not have been able to apply it directly to my life. The meat of the study today was about seeking worldly approval. I have written a WHOLE lot about approval...without realizing that I have been seeking the wrong approval. I have been seeking the approval of men, of mom, of grandmother, of boss. THEY DON'T MATTER. The only approval that I need is HIS. I don't want to go into the many ways that I have explained my approval seeking...feel free to read ANY of my previous posts...I promise you will find some sort of reference to it.
After mom "hooked" me this weekend, I have heard one continuing comment...I just have to let it go. To me, this is MUCH easier said than done. Well, this morning, God turned the spotlight on me. He showed me that I DON'T NEED HER APPROVAL. I need His. In seeking approval, we become enslaved to the one that we seek it from. I have spent most of my life as a "people pleaser". I have been enslaved to pretty much everyone that I know, or have ever met. Well, with His hand in my life, I will not do that anymore. I will seek only His approval. It makes so much sense to me now.
On another note, I need some help. If you visit often, and notice that I have not posted in a few days...please remind me that my distance from the blog world is a direct correlation to how distant I am from Him. The more I blog, the more I am learning about Him, and His hand in my life. I ask for your assistance with my accountability to Him.
Thank you GOD for this lesson...I needed that!