Am I now trying to win the favor and approval of men, or of God? Or am I seeking to please someone? If I were still trying to be popular with men, I would not be a bond-servant of Christ.
Life is full of difficult choices, but you are still given the option of choice. Nothing is decided for you because I want you to mature enough to know what choice would be best, to know what choice I would make. My choice is not necessarily the easy one, but in the long runt it’s the best one. It will be the most fulfilling and will prepare you the best for what lies ahead. If you have the stance of trying to win favor and approval of men, you will fall short because what is best is not always the desirable choice. Some decisions you must make for others, because they are not yet in a place to make the decision for themselves. I know how difficult this is and I know the potential conflict that worries and concerns you. Trust in Me, the One who can see ahead and knows what the future holds. Trust that each step that is taken is ordained by Me and I know what is needed. I know the final outcome, so don’t look for approval from men, but from Me. I know what is best.