Romans 8:34 What further ground can there possibly be to condemn man? In his death, he faced our judgment; in his resurrection he reveals our righteousness; the implications cannot be undone! He now occupies the highest seat of authority as the executive of our redemption in the throne room of God. (Mirror Bible)
Are you being swayed by your cheers or boos?
Do you sometimes feel as though you live in a fishbowl? Do you think you are being judged and evaluated with each statement you make and/or action you take? Well, to some degree you are. There are those who watch you to see the right things you do.
Titus 2:7 Titus, you have to set a good example for everyone. Go out of your way to do what is right, speak the truth with the weight and authority that come from an honest and pure life. No one can argue with that. (The Voice TVT)
There are those who watch you waiting for you to do something wrong.
Romans 8:33-34 Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. (New King James Version NKJV)
If you are not careful, one side or both will influence you. You don’t want your behavior to feed off of either. You are more mature than that.
Ephesians 4:14 So then, we may no longer be children, tossed [like ships] to and fro between chance gusts of teaching and wavering with every changing wind of doctrine, [the prey of] the cunning and cleverness of unscrupulous men, [gamblers engaged] in every shifting form of trickery in inventing errors to mislead. (Amplified Bible, Classic Edition AMPC)
You want to live your life knowing God, and God alone will judge you.
2 Corinthians 5:10 In time we will all stand in judgment before the throne of the Anointed, the Liberating King, to receive what is just for our conduct (whether it be good or bad) while we lived in this temporary body. (The Voice TVT)
For those who are looking for you to do something wrong so they can criticize, you don’t have to be bothered. You know there is no condemnation to them who are in Christ and you can stand on that. For those who think you are one step away from heaven, remind them that all of your righteousness is as filthy rags.
Galatians 1:10 Do you think I care about the approval of men or about the approval of God? Do you think I am on a mission to please people? If I am still spinning my wheels trying to please men, then there is no way I can be a servant of the Anointed One, the Liberating King. (The Voice TVT)
There is joy and victory for you and the opportunity to see the power of God for your spectators if you keep this balance in your life.
Please agree with me as I pray:
Father, I thank You for trusting me to be Your ambassador in the earth. I understand when a person looks at me; they get a glimpse of who I say You are. I know my life is being watched and evaluated by those who love You, those who don’t love You, and those who don’t even know You. Thank You for giving me balance and maturing me. Thank You for giving me the strength not to be swayed by the praise nor daunted by the criticism. Only You can see into my heart. It is You and You alone Who is qualified to evaluate my actions. I am trying to live so that when You do; You are pleased. You are the one who can straighten me up, can fix me when I’ve gone wrong and help me learn to do what is right. You are the ruler of heaven and earth. You control who goes to hell. No one else can put me there. So, I live my life to please You. As I examine myself through study, praise, and worship, You show me how to live the life that gives You glory…
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