Archive for June, 2014

Concerned About What Others Think?

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

I think I’ve messed up a personal principle, which prompts today’s word-of-the-week…


Perhaps this is just for me, but I have a sense it might touch a few of you as well.

I’ve been overly concerned lately with what others think.

I value feedback and the counsel of friends. I’d never want to be the guy who doesn’t care about other people. But there’s a point at which that concern tips into worry, and I think I rolled over that line.

“What will people think?” just isn’t a helpful question—unless you want to live in fear.

Better questions:

  • Is this what I believe?
  • Will this be helpful?
  • Can someone learn from this?
  • Will this bring me closer to Jesus?

I’m sure you can think of more questions. What are your thoughts?

Let’s do what matters this week, and stop worrying about what others might think.


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What are Your *Real* Motives for Prayer?

Sunday, June 1st, 2014

After reading a daily devotional from Oswald Chamber’s “My Utmost for His Highest” I have come to ask myself some important questions.

Spiritual lust causes me to demand an answer from God, instead of seeking God Himself who gives the answer.

What is my motive for prayer?

Do I pray because I want something from God?

Or because I desire to draw closer to Him and have the Truth revealed to me?

Am I praying because I long to be in His will, crave to learn what He has to say (His truths)?

What is more important to me:
What I am saying and wanting?
Or what He has to say and His desires?

Is my prayer about my will or His will?

When praying, what am I hoping or trusting God will do?

That is a burning question I really should ask myself every time I pray. Just exactly WHY am I praying?

What are my motives? What am I expecting to get out of my time of prayer?

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