Approval or Approved?!

June 1, 2010 § 2 Comments

Have you ever embarked on a new venture or chapter in your life that you have no doubts God is calling you towards? In this new journey you are a bit fearful and uncertain. You are way out of our comfort zone and you are confident in God if not so much in yourself. As you seek to let this new goal be known to others, you may feel weird saying God has called me to ________. You wonder if it sounds as bizarre to the person you are telling as it does to you. Does this person I’m telling my dream and plans and new direction to know how inadequate and totally uncomfortable I am? Yet something (prayerfully Christ’s love) compells you to continue down this new road. God is stretching you beyond your complacency. He is growing you and as He grows you, you gain confidence in Him.

Somewhere along the way you mention your dream to someone else. This time you receive a lukewarm at best reception. The approval you were seeking did not come and you start to doubt. You begin to question this dream or goal and you ability to accomplish what God has asked of you. You begin to doubt and waver that God ever called you to this dream or path. Maybe you should just give up.

The thing is that you don’t need approval from anyone, you have been approved! God approved you when He called you. 2 Corinthians 10:18
For it is not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends.

So God has approved you to do His will. You are approved no approval needed.

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§ 2 Responses to Approval or Approved?!

  • Wan says:

    You are so right! Why do we think we need the approval of others anyway? That’s the way the “world” thinks but we are not of this world but are chosen and approved by God through His Son Jesus. It’s so easy to slip into the expectations of others. I fight this tendency too. Who doesn’t? Listen to God. He never leads us in the wrong direction. The Lord sees all, knows all, has created all and wants our all. That’s all…
    Thanks so much for sharing with us Angela!
    Wan

  • Your Husband says:

    Very true! Applicable for me in the Men’s Ministry. Let us continue the good fight and not give up. May the Holy Sprit continue to dwell within us every step of the way in our respective ministries.

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