First of all HAAAAAAAPPPPPY Monday peeps!!! This is my MONDAY look...bahahahaa!!! Sooooooooo, when we were driving to Heritage in the church van, my lovely lil friend Courtney decided to take a pic of me SLEEPING! When I woke up, first thing she says to me is, I HAVE BLACKMAIL ON YOU!!! And proceeds to let me know that she got an AMAZINGLY horrid picture of me!!
Without missing a beat OR even asking to see the pic and still groggy from sleep, I smoothly say back to her, You don't got NO BLACKMAIL ON ME!!! She was like, YES, I do, wait til you see the picture!!! I was like, NO, you have no blackmail on me, BECAUSE...I could care less if anyone sees a horrible picture of me...IN FACT...if it's bad enough, I'll even post it on my blog!!!
I think it qualifies!!! Hee, hee!!! ;)
Did you all know that there is an AMAZING freedom in NOT CARING what people think of you??? When you don't care what people think of you, they hold NO POWER OVER YOU!!! My friend, even teasingly, couldn't hold a horrible picture over my head, simply because, I could CARE LESS if anyone saw it!!! One of the biggest things my mom taught me was that you can't please everyone, so live to please GOD!!! When you live to please God, he is the only one that truly holds power over you!
Does this mean I just walk around doing whatever I want??? NO!!! The Bible says, "Abstain from all appearance of evil." (1 Thessalonians 5:22) That means, we don't go or do things that appear to be ungodly, even tho we may not ACTUALLY be participating in them. In other words, I don't go to a non church event where there is alcohol and PRETEND that I have an alcoholic beverage in my cup, just so I don't have to explain to everyone at my table, WHY i'm not drinking and then say, well I wasn't drinking, it just LOOKED like I was...we ABSTAIN from even the appearance of evil.
I do my best to look my best and to appear well put together, ready to be a witness and a good representation of Christ. But at the same time, I'm living my life...emphasis on LIVING!!! That means, I work, I sweat, I eat, I sleep, I play, I laugh, I CRY, I worship God...I LIVE!!! If I happen to have a clothing malfunction, a bad hair day or someone gets a bad picture of me, OH WELL...my life is still going on!!!
So does only caring what God thinks mean I don't have to be obedient to my parent's??? Noooooooo...because IF you care what God thinks, you'll be obedient to whom he says to be obedient to!!!(OH SNAP...that's what's up my friends!!! ;)
Stop caring so much about being a good representation of your family or your friends and start caring MORE about being a good representation of Christ! Because IF you are a good representation of HIM, then you will indeed be a good representation to everything else you are involved in. Stop caring what PEOPLE think of you and start caring WHAT God thinks of you.
STOP LETTING PEOPLE BE THE ONES TO HAVE POWER OVER YOU,
LET GOD BE THE ONE TO HAVE POWER OVER YOU!!!
"That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God." (1 Corinthians 2:5)
♥Mary Frances :)