I have started reading a new book. It is called Capturing His Heart by Lysa Terkeurst.
I wanted to share one thought from chapter 1 that really resonated with me today. And now you may have heard it (or something similar) before. I know I have. But maybe you are like me, and have amnesia when it comes to things like this…
Instead of trying to be a good wife to win my husband’s approval, trying to be a good mom to win my kid’s approval, trying to be a good friend to win my friend’s approval, I now simply try to please God. I seek only His favor and follow His precepts. In doing this I am a good wife, a good mom, and a good friend.
I could add many other titles to those things I try to be good at- like daughter, host mom, sister, employee, mentor, Pastor’s wife, volunteer, etc. But when I try doing it on my own- without realizing that I must live for an audience of One- I always come up short.
Oh the freedom this thought can bring if we let it.
Dear God, help me to live to please You alone. Help me to see how to please You alone. And please let all the other roles in my life fall into place because I have my eyes fixed on You. Amen.