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Stepping Stones: Not in the Eyes of Others

Stepping Stones: Not in the Eyes of Others
March 13, 2009 Dr. Karl Benzio

Transformational Tip
Do not seek approval in the mirror or in the eyes of others. We all have human standards, personal agendas, and dysfunctions affecting our lenses and forming our criteria for acceptance or approval. God is the only one who sees the whole picture and has our best interests in mind all the time. As a believer in Christ, God sees us as covered with Jesus’ blood and washed clean of all sin. The daily sins and mistakes we make, He knows about and wants us to come to Him for forgiveness and help in overcoming them. Remember that in the presence of God you have infinite approval.

Prayer
Dear Father, It is so easy to judge myself on what I see in the mirror. I am realizing now that to evaluate myself on how I look to myself and to others is a trap. Help me to be honest with myself, to dig deeper into my heart for self-examination, and to be more willing and open to Your instruction and guidance in my struggle areas. Show me those you do wish to speak through and help me measure it through your Word and then understand and accept their counsel in my life. Help me to continually seek Your approval for me which Your Word tells me is infinite because it will continue forever….thank You Lord. I desperately desire to please You and experience Your approval.
In Christ’s name, Amen.

The Truth
Satisfy us in themorning with your steadfast love that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.
Psalm 90:14
I will greatly rejoice in the LORD; my soul shall exult in my God, for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation; he has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself like a priest with a beautiful headdress, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
Isaiah 61:10

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