Hello everyone! Happy Wednesday and welcome to Moments Spent with God…through the Risen Hope Ministries! I pray that your day is off to a good start and that you will not only experience God in your day; but that His presence will become etched upon your heart…in a way that will change your life forever.
One thing that I have been greatly reminded of lately; is how living up to other people’s expectations, will not only drain us of life itself; but will also take us away from God’s true purpose for our lives because while we are bowing down to man…God is being left behind.
You know…throughout the younger years of my life, I always felt as though I was living up on a totem pole. This totem pole represented the expectations that I had allowed others to put on me. Even at times, when I wanted to come down from the top of that totem pole…once again, I would allow people’s expectations to put be back up to the top.
There is one thing that I have come to see throughout my life and that is when we allow other people to control our lives; then it’s as if we are allowing these moments to place us in a pit of bondage…and you know what…God never intended for us to live that way. In fact, He sent His Son, Jesus Christ to the cross, to not only free us from sin; but to also keep us free from these moments of bondage.
I think the thing that helped me the most, when it came to being set free from people’s expectations; was when I started to live up to what God expected of me…and no other but Him. You know…God has made life easy for us; but yet, we are the ones who choose to twist life up, until it becomes a mangled mess of bondage. Just think…here is a God, who only longs for our love and devotion to Him; but yet we will turn in another direction and work overtime to please someone else, who will never care for us like God does.
Is it because we just can’t stand to be rejected? Is it because we need to have that person’s love? Let me tell you something today…if you are looking for someone, who will always stand by your side and never reject you and if you are looking for a love that knows no end; then you need to turn to God. Believe me when I say; that life can be more at peace and less draining, when we just focus our attention on the One, who already accepts us for who we are…despite our imperfections.
Today, I pray that God will give you the strength you need, to let go of everything but Him!
Blessings so much on your day!
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