You Can’t Please Everybody
“It is dangerous to be concerned with what others think of you.” (Proverbs 29:25 LB)
Ramblings from Connor’s dad – It’s a shame we can’t have elected officials who are more concerned with pleasing God, and less concerned with pleasing their voters. The pundits would say thats political suicide. I would agree. There is no way on earth one can get elected trying to please God in today’s society…but there is no way in Heaven they could NOT get elected…if it was in God’s will. Sadly, the days of Statesman (representatives who are more interested in helping the COUNTRY become greater then helping THEMSELVES become greater), appears to be dead.
A couple of weeks ago the kids took some friends back into the cave at Cloudland. Their small flashlights that do very little in the bright sunshine, with fresh batteries, proved to be very useful in the pitch-black cave. When they turned the flashlights off they were in utter darkness. They were amazed at the effect those little flashlights had in that big cave.
The world is growing darker spiritually. Those of us who strive to please God, and not man, will have more and more opportunities to have a light that grows brighter and brighter as the world grows darker and darker. We might not think we are having much impact. We might not think with our limited resources or abilities, that we can make much difference. But I am convinced that if we are more concerned with what God thinks, then the world, our little lights will grow brighter and brighter. We just need to make sure our batteries are charged…
We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love. (Romans 5:3-5 NLT)