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Monday, February 27, 2012

None of My Business!

I’ve mentioned before that I love the quote, “It’s none of my business what others think of me.”

It just occurred to me that it is also none of my business what I think of myself.

Notice I didn’t say it’s none of my business what I know of myself. I should know my strengths and weaknesses and know if I am doing what the Bible teaches.

However, whether I think I’m good or bad at whatever I’m doing at the moment is irrelevant.

For example, Jesus says, “if someone wants to sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well.” I cannot say, I’m not good at sharing. Let someone else do this. Whether I think I’m good or bad at sharing is irrelevant.

Only what God says is relevant.

My feelings about my qualifications don’t amount to a hill of beans. God said it. I must do it.

Sometimes I may think “I’m just not good enough to do this work”—whatever this work happens to be. My thinking is totally irrelevant. I just have to move forward and do the best I can.

I just have to ignore the naysayers—and that includes myself.

I simply must forget what I think of myself and strain toward what is ahead . . . press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13b-14

3 comments:

  1. Very well said, Sheila. I needed to hear this today. Hugs

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  2. Sheila,
    Good devotional and thoughts. I love the fact that you understand that the only opinion that really matters is Gods. I think if more of us realized this or lived like that we would all be closer to God and more content with our lives.

    This is something that I have known for a while but needed to be reminded of. So thank you for a timely article.

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