New International Version (NIV)
10 “Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people?If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.“
Society is plagued with one particular pathogen-insecurity. Insecurity challenges our defense systems. It multiplies within each individual, thriving off of our doubts and fears. Since this pathogen has been plaguing humans since the beginning of time and hasn’t been cleaned from our systems, it forever sucks the joy out of our lives and is the cause of our despair, covetousness, and approval dependence.
This is why the bible scripture above states that we are not to seek approval of the people around us, but be in the pursuit of approval from our God above. You see, we only become insecure because we are uncertain about our own worth. It’s time we stop thinking as those of the World, but think like out God above. Once we see ourselves through his eyes, then our insecurities will dissipate.
After all, we were not placed on this Earth to worry about anything. We were put here to give Glory to or Father through our actions, sacrifice, praise and service. Once we are committed to him, all we seek is his approval.