As for me, it matters very little how I might be evaluated by you or by any human authority. I don’t even trust my own judgment on this point (1 Corinthians 4:3). ~ Are you feeling guilty and condemned? Do you criticize yourself and take on other people’s criticism? Paul knew that he had to take even his own self-evaluation with a grain of salt. The only picture of ourselves comes from God.

God loves you so much, and He has equipped you with every gift, talent and ability you need to be the person He created you to be, not the person the world wants you to be. Satan will try to make you think you have to conform to the opinions of others, but as long as you are secure in who God made you to be, you can resist those outside demands and pressures that try to mold you into something you’re not. Don’t rely on the opinions of others. God made you with a unique special purpose in mind. As you continue to grow in your relationship with the Lord through prayer, worship, and fellowship, you will gain confidence in the Lord that will free you from the opinions of man and allow you be who God called you to be! Amen

~REVDSC

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