Who Cares?

Who cares what the world thinks of you?

Here’s a reminder not to care what “they” think of you. Whether we’re successful in the world’s eyes.

Care what God thinks of you. Are we successful in God’s eyes?

God reminded me of this recently.

The world is not my god. The Lord Jesus is my God.

I’m not even supposed to care whether my friends or relatives view me as successful or how they value me in regards to the world’s standards either.

What matters is: Am I pleasing to Jesus? Am I successful in His eyes?

And not just pleasing in the sense of that because of Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross and resurrection I have right standing with God through faith and am completely righteous and forgiven in Him. Everyone who has made Jesus the Lord of their life has that by being “in Christ.”

Am I pleasing to Him in:
– my behavior
– my thought life
– my words
– obedience

That matters. It counts to God. Our behavior can be pleasing or displeasing to God.

Reminding me to get back to the heart of Jesus – just wanting to serve and follow Him, with eyes on eternity. Valuing what He values. Valuing what He thinks. Using His measures and standards and not the worlds.

Scripture tells us: “The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever,”
(I John 2:17).

If you have the choice right now to follow Christ OR try to live your own life and make your own dreams come true, choose to follow Christ. It’s worth it. If you decide to not follow Jesus and go your own way, what if the world ends soon? Then what will that be worth? You can trust Jesus to follow Him. He will not lead you astray.

Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.
For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will save it.
What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit their very self?
Whoever is ashamed of me and my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when he comes in his glory and in the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.”
Jesus tells us we’re either for Him or against Him. There’s no middle ground.
Your life is worth SO much that Christ gave His life to save you. Nothing is worth more than that. You don’t need worth from the world. You get your worth from Christ.
For anyone who wants to learn how to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ for salvation, forgiveness of sins and eternal life in heaven, to have peace with God and be reconciled to God through Jesus, please click here to read my “Dear Readers” section on my “About” page.
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