THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
YOU DON’T NEED PEOPLE’S APPROVAL WHEN YOU HAVE GOD’S APPROVAL
Today’s verse teaches not to allow the world to squeeze you into its mold. If you’re going to be the person GOD made you to be, you need the courage to BREAK the mold. That means you can’t spend time worrying about what others think. The prophet Jeremiah almost missed God’s plan because he thought he was too young – and so did Timothy, Paul’s son in the faith. In 1 Timothy 4:12 Paul told Timothy, “Let NO one despise your youth.” But at its heart, Paul was really saying, “Timothy, just be the person God MADE you to be.” God is saying the same thing to YOU today. You don’t need PEOPLE’S approval. You have GOD’S approval! So rise up with BOLDNESS and CONFIDENCE, and God will start pouring out His BLESSINGS and FAVOR on you in ways you never even IMAGINED possible.
“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think.”
Romans 12:2, NLT