We’ve likely had many opportunities to learn that seeking acceptance from anyone other than God is sinful, not to mention futile. But the hurts we experience in life can sometimes leave us feeling such rejection that we become desperate for people’s approval. This sets us up for more heartache since no one can consistently give us the kind of approbation we need.
No human being can accurately assess our worth. Only our Creator really knows our value.
Read Deut. 33:27-29, Ps. 139:14-18, Jer. 31:3, Is. 51:7-8,12, Matt. 10:28-31, Eph. 1:3-6
Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal ways in which you are attempting to gain acceptance through appearance, performance or possessions.
Father, forgive us for the times we’ve elevated the opinions of men above Your truth. The unkindnesses of life do not alter Your profound love for us. May Your acceptance of us come to take on greater meaning as our minds are renewed by Your Word. We cast down the enemy’s lies and by faith embrace the reality of Your everlasting love. Amen.
Brenda J. Davis is the acquisitions editor for Creation House.