I realized tonight that I’m at a point in my relationship with God where I don’t even care anymore. Usually, you’d think that would be a bad thing, right? Let’s be real, no one wants to get into a state where they “don’t care” anymore, especially when it comes to your relationship with God, right? Well, I’m at this point right now, & to be honest, I absolutely love it.
God has been showing me & teaching me SO many things lately.
For those of you who know me, you know that I’m a huge people pleaser. I will always think about others before myself & I will always try to make others happy, even if it means that I won’t necessarily be happy. That sounds like a good thing, right? Well, there IS a point where it can become a bad thing. Galatians 1:10 says, “Am I now trying to win human approval, or God’s approval? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.”
Obeying God is the most important thing that we can do. When our “people pleasing” tendencies start to take us away from doing just that, it becomes a bad thing. Obeying God isn’t always easy, though. Most times, our obedience to the instructions of God will require us to make difficult choices in our lives. Most times, we know going into making these choices that the outcomes won’t be fun. It’s a hard thing to obey God. I know that I would have a much easier time & much rather prefer that God’s instructions would keep me within the boundaries of what is comfortable & familiar to me. Wouldn’t you, too?
My goal in life is isn’t to please people, though. My goal in life is to obey & please God. I want to walk obediently to any instruction or calling that God gives me or places in front of me. This takes great faith because like I said before, it isn’t always the easiest thing. In order for me to walk obediently into the fulfillment of the purposes of God, I have to use my faith & trust God with everything. When I say everything, I mean everything!
I never want to fall short of my goal. I never want to settle for something less than what God wants to give me.
I have heard so many stories about people who have had a great start on their faith journey, but then for whatever reason, they stopped short of their goal & they find themselves living out their lives in a place where they know they’re not supposed to be. Sure, it might still be true that they’re not where they used to be before they met Christ, but, it’s also true that they’re not where they should be either. I don’t want that to be me. I never want to stop short of realizing the fullness of God’s purpose for my life. I never want to end up settling for something less than God’s best for me.
I’m at a point in my relationship with God where I don’t even care anymore!
I don’t care what other people think about me or say about me, I just want to obey & please God. I don’t care how much persecution or hard times I go through, I just want to obey & please God. I don’t care how ridiculous or crazy I look to other people, I just want to obey & please God. I don’t care how many people tell me that I can’t do it or won’t do it, I just want to obey & please God. I don’t care how much I have of something or how little I have of something, I just want to obey & please God. I don’t even care anymore.
Remember, the purposes & promises of God are only found if we don’t quit in our pursuit of them. Galatians 6:9 says, “So don’t get tired of doing what is good. Don’t get discouraged & give up, for we will reap a harvest of blessing at the appropriate time.” We need to keep our trust in God no matter how long or difficult our journey to obedience might become. We need to stay on the course and obey God’s instructions. Then, & only then, will we enjoy the blessings that come from fulfilling the purposes & plans that God’s placed on our lives.
“Do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord,
no matter what happens.
Remember the great reward it brings you!
Patient endurance is what you need now,
so you will continue to do God’s will.
Then you will receive all that He has promised.”
– Hebrews 10:35