MaryLu Tyndall’s excellent post earlier in the week was put up in lieu of an interview, as we recently interviewed her. And we’ve been playing around a little with our format here on OTT-WGH. As she pointed out, seeking popularity via the approval of others, is a game most of us women get caught up in at least at one point in our lives. Men, too. But the Bible is clear on this—we are to first seek God’s approval in all things and be obedient to His will. And we certainly aren’t to go looking for approval from worldly and ungodly people. But we do.
If we’d get our priorities straight each day, that helps. Carving out that time for the Word, prayers, and seeking His will for the day. I recently posted on spiritual disciplines on the ACFW blog. And when we walk in His will, He brings those to us that we are supposed to be associating with. And if they are scurrying our way from his foe, hopefully we can discern from whence they’ve come. And send them on their way again. Not always easy to do. Confronting the snarkers, the hateful, the insolent, boastful, proud, and merciless who break their promises is difficult. (See Romans 1:28-32.) “Worse yet they encourage others to do (these things) too.” As MaryLu beautifully portrayed in this book, Veil of Pearls.
Have a blessed Saturday. The next drawing will be tonight and announced as a comment on this post. Still time to enter.
What about you—have you had to cut ties with people, as Adalia did, to maintain your right relationship with God?