For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man?If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servantĀ of Christ. Ephesians 1:10 (ESV)

I was reading through Galatians a couple of days ago when this verse really struck out at me. A long time approval-needer, it kinda felt like a club to the head, a not so subtle reminder that we don’t really find approval from man, and that it should not be so. No, we cannot be truly devoted to the Maker of Heaven and Earth and need more than His approval to be happy. If we give others that kind of power, we give them a certain measure of worship and allegiance as well. Isn’t it so?

So am I now seeking the approval of man? Or of God??…

Amber Oliver

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