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I've been thinking about something recently, but I want to be careful how I word this so it doesn't come off the wrong way.

In a general sense, we shouldn't care what other people think about us. Now obviously, I'm not saying that we should never care about what other people think ever, but I'm saying that other people's thoughts and opinions on us shouldn't drive our everyday life.

Because we're not suppose to live up to other people's standards. We're suppose to strive to live up to God's standard.

The thing about trying to please people is that they're never satisfied. There's always something else you have to do, someone you have to be, or somewhere you have to go.

And if you're always living life just to please those around you, those people become almost like an idol to you.

Now, that's not saying that you take everything people say and just throw it out the window. Sometimes people can speak things into your life that are true and you need to hear for your spiritual growth.

But, among Christians there's a lot of different convictions (things like movies, books, media, or what church you go to). And those are all okay, as long as your not trying to force someone to conform to your standard.

What may be okay for someone else, may not be okay for you, and vice versa. And that's okay!

You can't go around saying that people who have different convictions than you are not saved or less than Christians.

We've got to learn to accept each other and realize that we're all in different places in our spiritual walk.

So, don't try and force your convictions on someone else and don't let someone else force his convictions on you.

2 comments:

  1. Man I haven't been here in a while, I forgot how much I enjoy reading your post. This was another great one Ash! And totally practical, fearing what people think is an easy ditch to fall into as is throwing everything they say out the window. Thanks for the great reminder!

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    1. Haha that's all right. I'm glad someone finds these helpful :P That is very true! I've found myself struggling with that problem recently so this was a good reminder to me. :) Thanks for reading and dropping a comment, bro! Nice to hear from you again!

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