Wednesday, February 25

Still learning

A huge lesson through this blog has been being myself, the unique me that God created, rather than being a pleaser and always wanting everyone to like me. The lesson was hugely tested, not long after the blog started, but was weathered. I know I've made huge strides in this area, but I had a new test recently. A small one, really, but it showed me that there is still a part of my nature that can't stand to think someone might think badly of me. How vain is that?

Of course, it wasn't just one someone. It was one someone and the many people the someone told. A small thing, really, but it I stressed over the impression others might have. Then my conscience flared, reminding me gently that I should be more concerned about what God thinks instead.

Man, I thought I'd about outgrown this one.

7 comments:

Ginger@chirgies said...

Thanks for keeping it REAL! BTW, I think you are GREAT, but yes, ultimately we should be more concerned about what God thinks. I guess that 'good' ol' lesson from our Jr. High days that we all thought we were done with, revisits us from time to time. :)

Hugs!

Dawn E said...

Sorry about that. Those reminders are tough, but you took it to the right place. Blessings on you and yours.

Maritez said...

I think that's one of the hardest things to outgrow...but you are right, its what He sees in us that really matters....now, its just a matter of remembering that :)

Kristenph said...

I still struggle with this as well. It's funny sometimes how what you KNOW, doesn't affect how you FEEL.

Shanna said...

Just wanted to let you know that I love you, Jenn!...And you're so not alone. Do you know that I'm really not stressing with this pregnancy about adjusting to a new little one, or midnight feedings, or exhaustion...but what's really been getting me down is that I'll be getting fatter! Isn't that just the most vain, middle-school thing you've ever heard?

Lawanda said...

I have a lot of trouble with that. I tend to be a people pleaser. I do love to be a God pleaser too though, and He usually wins out if there is a contest :)

But I do have issues with it at times. Still. I don't think that is an issue you outgrow, although spiritual growth definitely helps. It is a human thing. *sigh*

Christy said...

I think your blog is wonderful, and I love your posts and how real you are!!

But that is coming from the person that puts her foot in her large mouth more times than she should admit!!!

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