Why You Shouldn’t Get Approval from Others

img_2094Women were created as relational beings. We were programmed that way from the beginning of time.

Women want to talk things out, to be accepted by their peers, and to get opinions from others.

We want to feel approved by everyone around us.

Because the standard of beauty is so high in this culture, as women, we look to others to get our approval and worth. We want to look and act like others for we won’t feel different or abnormal.

But God created women to be abnormal. He did not create all women to look and act alike.

Yet we still try to fit the mold that the society has made for women.

We look to others to feel approved. We try to follow the women that the world upholds as beautiful, popular, and worthy. Just to be accepted.

For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ. (Galatians 1:10)

Seeking the approval of man takes away from our serving the Lord.

When we concentrate on looking the way the world says and acting the way everybody else does, we lose time that we can spend with the Lord and grow in His ways.

Second Timothy 2:15 says, “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.”

You have already been accepted by God. He has already placed His stamp of approval on you.

You do not have to feel ashamed because of the standards the world tosses around.

You are God’s creation, His masterpiece. You were fearfully and wonderfully made. God created you in His image and in His likeness.

Stop trying to fix yourself into something the Lord did not intend you to be.

You do not need to seek approval from others. You do not need to feel accepted by this world. God already approved you and made you who you should be.

In His amazing love,

Stephanie Steele

In what ways has the world made you feel unapproved?                                                                   How has culture’s standards made women feel unaccepted?

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