You think they will like this? What do you think people are going to say? Do you think people will take this wrong? What if they talk about me? You think I will get a lot of responses? You think they will like my picture? Do I sound stupid?
Why !!!! Why do we feel the need to be ACCEPTED so bad? I kid you not a lot of these thoughts run through my mind when it comes to people and social media. I’m going to be transparent and tell you guys that this is one of my biggest struggles. I’m working on being FREE from people and what they think of me. I’m always wondering if people will like something or if they will accept what I’m doing. I’m always careful to make sure I don’t “hurt” someone’s feelings. Even when starting this blog; there are times when I’m like omg do you think they will like that post? Do I sound too much like a “goody two shoe?” What if people don’t like what I write about? Maybe it's just me lol but I’m so over it.
I told myself that enough is enough! Enough of pointing out every flaw, enough of feeling like people have to like everything I do, enough of wanting acceptance from MAN. I’m accepted by God and that’s all that matters. I honestly believe that the wanting to feel “accepted” spirit stops people from reaching their full potential and carrying out fully what God has called them to do. I’m at the point where I’m like Tayler you rather God be pleased with you than trying to please MAN.
I’ve learned that you have to be confident in who you are and the person God has created you to be! You have to know that you are FEARFULLY and WONDERFULLY made by GOD. For he formed your inward parts and knitted you together in your Mother’s womb. – Psalms 139:13-14 (That’s sounds like somebody special doesn’t it 😊) You are ENOUGH AND SPECIAL to God. If God placed something in you, you do what he has called you to do no matter what others are saying. “Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”- Philippians 1-6
This is something I’m working on daily guys. I told the Lord that I want to be FREE from people and what they think of me. I no longer want the fear of what others will think to hold me back from reaching my full potential. Fear can cause me to miss out on blessings and cause me to walk in disobedience. Just imagine if God has been telling me to say or do something and I’m like nahhh God . . . You never know why God is telling you to do something. Maybe you have gone through a depression state and God wants you to share it because someone around you may be dealing with that same thing and your testimony can set them free and be a blessing to them! But you’re like nahh God, what will they think of me now if I say I battled depression in the past? Uhh, who cares what they think! God doesn’t just tell you to do things for no reason. It’s a purpose to everything. Your testimony can save someone's life! While you’re embarrassed, there are other people out there feeling the same way (just know you are never alone) and they are waiting for someone to take that step and open their mouths and say something.
I know this may be off topic but I wanted to share something with you guys. In undergrad, I remember one day I was running late for class. I had gotten out the house at my regular time but traffic was so backed up and I was getting so annoyed saying “Now Lord you know I need to get to class, I left at a good time and you know this professor takes attendance!” The way UT parking was set up you had to get there early to get a parking spot and I still wasn’t on campus yet. I finally made it, I was late but I made it lol. As I was walking to the building my class was in I saw one of my friends and she said omg I’ve been trying to get in contact with you! I wanted to talk to you because I know you’ve dealt with a close family members death before and my dad recently died and I’m just so sad and don’t know what to do. Right then and there I was like ahhhh ha God this is what you were doing! If I had gotten to campus at my regular time I would have missed my friend. Y’all this made my whole day because I was so grateful that God used me to help and be a blessing to my friend. I was able to pray with her and just talk to her and comfort her. SEE you never know what God is doing! (okay back on topic lol)
My prayer is that we as your children understand that we are enough God. That we realize that we are fearfully and wonderfully made in your image daddy. I pray that we leave that spirit of wanting to be accepted in the past and we move forward with knowing that we are accepted by YOU! I pray that we will no longer be afraid to walk in our callings and do what it is you have called us to do. I pray that we will no longer be bound by fear but that we come to the realization of who we really are in you. Lord, I pray that whatever you tell us to do we are obedient. Thank you for being with us every step of the way and for guiding us through life, Holy Spirit! FOREVER grateful to be your child GOD😊
I honestly feel so much better after sharing this with you guys.
I love you guys and God loves you guys soooooo much