Dressed to Impress or Hide?

This morning I was reading a devotional Addicted to Busy by Brady Boyd.  He was commenting on fighting impression management.

As I thought about his writing, I was again reminded that though I do often fall into the trap of wanting to impress others, the even greater challenge I face is wanting to impress God.  Perhaps it is in the form of taking on more than I know I can or am called to do.  How ridiculous is that?  I can do nothing apart from God and if I am trying to impress Him by doing more that’s a huge failure (aka sin)!

On the other hand I am also prone to try to hide a decision I may make from God.  Maybe He won’t notice (He is busy after all!) that I said yes to something that had I asked Him about I am pretty certain He would have said no (and given me the power to act on that no).   Yes God is the Creator/Sustainer of all that exists in the world, but He also dwells within me through the Holy Spirit.  How on earth do I think I can hide from the One who knows me intimately and honestly better than I know myself!

Once again I find myself falling into His grace, with such gratitude that He knows, loves, and forgives!  Here’s to a new start of walking in the way He has called me to; no more and no less.

 For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions.  These are not from the Father, but are from this world.  I John 2:16 NLT



Published by JemB

I am wife to one amazing man Jerry, sister to one very gracious woman, aunt to the 13 best nieces and nephews (including grands!) out there, and thrilled to be reconnected with our two "daughters of our heart!" Best of all, I am a child of the King. I don't always see myself as a princess, but my Dad is Creator, Sustainer, Lord and King. I was built to encourage and connect people - especially those affected by disability.

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