It feels terrible sometimes.
But the Bible says it’s GOOD!
The Bible says that those that the Lord loves, he disciplines right?
Many times it hurts our feelings when we are corrected, err I should say our ego.
But I really want to share, One way that hurting your feelings will simplify your walk with Jesus.
I love the way God works, this has been in my heart more than ever. Especially when I feel overwhelmed with life. The phrase, “is what you’re _____ honoring God”, been running though my mind and then I wake up and turn on my podcast to my most favorite woman ever (Simply living for him, by Karen DeBeus) and THIS IS WHAT SHE’S SHARING! It felt like confirmation and I knew God was working in my hearts again. It didn’t feel to good at first because like I said, my ego was messed with but I love it when what I’m feeling convicted over is confirmed because I know that God is looking after me to give my life to him even more.
Is what you’re doing glorifying/honoring God?
It’s so easy to do what pleases ourselves and completely forget that our happiness, in our sinfulness doesn’t always glorify the Lord.
Is what your sharing with your friend glorifying God?
Is that dress?
Is that Netflix show?
Is that app?
Is that book?
Is your parenting style?
Is the way you speak?
Is it the information you’re sharing?
We have to be very, very careful that we don’t fall off the edge and completely runaway from everything God is calling us to change all because we felt offended. We have to really be open to conviction and discipline and have an open heart to really think; “am I honoring/ glorifying God with ________?”.
1 Corinthians 10:31
So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
Matthew 5:16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
Psalm 115:1 Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory, for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness!
I don’t know about you but I WANT to glorify God, I want to honor him in all I do!
Even if it hurts my feelings, even if it reminds me I’m not good enough, because I’m not. Not without him. Not in my own, (that’s another lie our culture tells us, that we’re good enough) even if it plays with my ego.
I really want to encourage you to think twice and invite God to help you point out what’s NOT honoring or glorifying him. So that we may live closer to him! This is an easy way to simplify your guessing of “what does God want me to do?”. It simplifies the wonder of what we should be watching out for. It helps us to know, see if we’re getting closer to God or further from him. It helps simplify our journey to always wanting to know “how can I get closer to God”.
Is what you’re doing, honoring him?
Will you invite Jesus to point those out with me?