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  • Writer's pictureJoni

Day 10: Audience Of One


Do you FEAR REJECTION?

Do you FEAR FAILURE?

Is it PEOPLE'S APPROVAL

that you seek,

because you

FEAR what other's think about you,

more than you

FEAR what GOD thinks of you?

Oh the trap of seeking

PEOPLE'S APPROVAL,

which is actually

THE FEAR OF PEOPLE,

that seeps in

when you least expect it,

because

you see PEOPLE,

you do life with PEOPLE,

and

because you are

one of the

PEOPLE.

I know we all suffer with

PEOPLE APPROVAL

at some degree

because we can't get away from

PEOPLE,

just as you can't get away from yourself.

Did you ever think that you may be one of

the PEOPLE that someone else is striving to get your

APPROVAL?

But what if you FEARED

not having

GOD'S APPROVAL

like you may be

FEARING not having ___________'s APPROVAL.

Whose APPROVAL do you seek?

But what if you really embraced the

TRUTH that

IN CHRIST

you are APPROVED by GOD.

Take a moment and let that pierce your HEART,

so that you BELIEVE it with ALL your HEART.

And that my friend is

when you

LIVE FEARLESSLY

from

THE LOVE OF GOD

that doesn't

FEAR FAILURE

or

FEAR REJECTION,

because it is no longer becomes about yourself ,

because it is all about JESUS

so that you

LIVE for an audience of ONE.

Who is your audience?

Your choice. My Choice.

"Whatever you do, do your work heartily,

as for the LORD and not for people,

knowing that it is from the LORD that you will receive the reward of the inheritance. It is the LORD CHRIST whom you serve.

(Colossians 3.23-24).

Oh THE FREEDOM from LIVING IN FEAR

from PEOPLE APPROVAL,

is REAL,

as I know firsthand,

for I also know the bondage of living for the APPROVAL of others,

as at times it strives to creep back into my life.

The following words from C.S. Lewis

have pierced my heart so deeply,

to remind me to

LIVE FOR AN AUDIENCE OF ONE,

and that my friend releases you from the trap of the

PEOPLE APPROVAL

“Your real, new self (which is CHRIST'S and also yours,

and yours just because it is HIS)

will not come as long as you are looking for it.

It will come when you are looking for HIM.

Does that sound strange?

The same principle holds,

you know, for more everyday matters.

Even in social life,

you will never make a good impression on other people

until you stop thinking about what sort of impression you are making. Give up yourself, and you will find your real self.

Lose your life and you will save it.

Submit to death,

death of your ambitions and favorite wishes every day

and death of your whole body in the end submit with every fibre of your being, and you will find eternal life.

Keep back nothing.

Nothing that you have not given away will be really yours.

Nothing in you that has not died will ever be raised from the dead.

Look for yourself, and you will find in the long run only hatred, loneliness, despair, rage, ruin, and decay.

But look for CHRIST and you will find HIM

and with HIM everything else thrown in” (Mere Christianity).

So my friend

LIVE FEARLESS

for an audience of ONE~

"ONLY JESUS"

(listen to the song below)

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