Topic: Make God Your Source of Approval [Thursday September 21, 2017]
Peace I leave with you; My [perfect] peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be afraid. [Let My perfect peace calm you in every circumstance and give you courage and strength for every challenge.] — John 14:27 (AMP)
An epidemic of insecurity is stealing the joy of life from many people in our society today and causing major problems in their relationships. I know the effect insecurity can have on lives because I experienced it myself. I know what it does to a person.
Those who are insecure often seek the approval of others to try to overcome their feelings of rejection and low self-esteem. They are approval addicts. When we struggle with insecurity, only one thing will set us free, and that is God’s truth. The truth is that we don't need to struggle to get from man what God freely gives us: love, acceptance, approval, security, worth and value.
He is our Refuge, our High Tower, our Strength, our Stronghold in times of trouble and our Hiding Place (see Psalm 9:9; 31:4; 32:7; 37:39; 46:11). Our worth, value, acceptance and approval come from Him. As long as we have those, we have the most valuable things in the world.
As you look to Him, you will be lifted to new levels of freedom, becoming the confident, mature person you were created to be.
Prayer Starter: Lord, I look to You for security. I focus on the truth – You are my refuge and strength. You give me love and acceptance. In you alone I am completely confident.
From Joyce Meyer’s Ministries