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*Everything I’ve started with has sounded dumb so we are just going to jump right in*
Do you ever catch yourself caring about what other people think about you just a little too much? I know I’m guilty of doing so. I also know I don’t have a great excuse for it especially being a Christian. I consciously know where my value comes from and that the things of this world are temporary. Yet, I still find myself caught in the trap of comparison, jealousy, and fear. So the other day when I read a verse in Galatians It struck a chord. But, before I tell you what verse it was I have to give a bit of a back-story.
The other night I had the weirdest dreams, but then again who doesn’t? The one dream in particular that I remembered upon waking up from dream land though was this weird ocean volleyball dream with church interns and people I ran track with last year. I know, I know, how the heck does this possibly tie in to something about Jesus. Trust me it does. Upon waking up I grabbed my phone and was checking notifications when I saw an email from AirOne (a radio station you should check out) the email had this verse attached.
“Obviously, I’m not trying to win the approval of people, but of God. If pleasing people were my goal, I would not be Christ’s servant.” Galatians 1:10 (NLT)
Now here is where it gets “weird” because after I woke up I was thinking about how dream me was trying really hard to have people like her. Then right after that I flipped on my phone and this was the verse I read.
Some people would call this a coincidence, I call this the divine nature of God trying to get my attention. Wether it is photos we take, books we read, or acts of service we do for people, we aren’t doing those for ourselves or for anyone else. We are here on Earth to serve the Lord. I was caught so off-guard by this verse though. It really hit home with my thoughts lately.
I hope that this made sense, haha. In conclusion, God uses our strange dreams to speak to us today the same way he did in the days of Joseph (the one with the technicolor coat). Today he is telling you to stop caring about what other people think about you. You are not their servant so do not chain yourself to their opinions because those are feeble, flaky and fleeting. Humans are inconsistent. But, God is never changing, so today remember to lean into him and his consistency and serve him faithfully.
Love and prayers,