Have you ever wondered what someone thinks of you? Maybe they see you and think you are handsome or beautiful. Maybe they see you and think you’re fat or too skinny, too bubbly or grumpy. Maybe they see you and they think they know what you’ve been through, so they judge the situation. Maybe they wonder why you did something a certain way when it could have been done more efficiently.
An old mentor of mine had me imagine once, that I was on a stage alone acting out my life. He asked me, “Who is in the audience?” I spouted off several people I thought would be interested in how I was living my life like my parents, kids, siblings, friends, etc. “No,” he said. Quite confused at this point and unable to answer the question, he answered it for me. “God,” he pointed out and continued, “God is the only one in the audience. Live your life in such a way that you please your Father and nothing that anyone thinks matters.”
Wow! So very, very true. When I started doing that, I suddenly didn’t care what anyone else thought of me, my past, my future, my appearance, etc. Am I perfect? Not at all. But God knows my heart and my daily desire to please Him. When I choose to put Him first, then everything else falls in place. When I don’t think about what others think, I am so much happier. Because I know the truth. And most certainly, God knows the truth. So, I pass along some of the best advice I have ever received in hopes you will benefit too.
Here’s to your one person play with you as the headline and God as the only one buying a ticket to see your performance. He doesn’t care how tall or short you are, old or young you are, big or small you are, wise or immature you are. He just wants you living for Him. Pleasing Him. Loving Him. Now, break a leg! 😊
Yours in Christ,
“Truth stands the test of time…” Proverbs 12:19