Recently I felt God speak to me and say, “my people must get free of this tendency to care about what others think”. Because left to grow that thinking will cause us to become intimidated, fearful, anxious and limited. The root of this caring is no doubt found in our self worth and esteem as a person and how we view ourselves in our eyes, God’s and other peoples.

What I have discovered is that when we understand who and how God has formed and created us, and the plans He has for our lives the more focused on the positives and what really matters we will be. A key in doing that is to spend time in God’s presence and take time to read His words in the bible, which tell of how He feels about us. Plus determining the type of people we will associate with and that they are positive and encouraging helps to continually cultivate our potential.

There is always going to be voices speaking and trying to shape our identity – the question is whose voice are we listening to? What is shaping our thoughts about our life and who are we listening to regarding what our future looks like and how much we are loved and valued?

God’s voice always speaks hope, love and the future we have in Him. He speaks success, breakthrough, and us becoming all we were created to be. He continually in His Word encourages us to have an overcomer mentality, because as we see ourselves succeeding we will gravitate towards success and positivity, which as a byproduct causes us to be at peace and ease with people. We then no longer strive to exert our prominence, worth or value in an attempt to validate and prove ourselves.

“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” (Ephesians 2:10)

“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. (Romans 8:37)

For this is how much God loved the world—he gave his one and only, unique Son as a gift.So now everyone who believes in him will never perish but experience everlasting life. God did not send his Son into the world to judge and condemn the world, but to be its Savior and rescue it! So now there is no longer any condemnation for those who believe in him.” (John 3:16-18 TPT)

Today take a few moments to ascertain whose voice you are listening to and how much you are limited by your concern of what others think. Plus more importantly are you listening to God speaking about who you are, and then determining that what He thinks of is what matters most.

Prayer: Lord please help me to grow to listen to your voice and word on what you say and think about me more than anyone else. In Jesus name Amen.