Feed on

I’ve noticed in life that some people appearing to lack inner peace are the most prone toward trying to impress others.

It seems that they’ve embraced the fallacy that impressive or dramatic external actions are the key to unlocking the inner door to a restful heart.

But there’s a big problem with the lie that external merit assures internal peace.

We are trapped by the performance-based acceptance. Our worth is seen as based on what we do, not who — or whose — we are.

We become contract-minded people who see relationships as deals to be effectively managed rather than as gifts of worth based on the person, not the performance.

Not God’s way at all.

Listen, there’s a great lesson in 2 Kings 5:1-19 (click here) for us in our relationship with God and with other people. It’s not about impressive actions but instead about an expressive trust.

In this story, the focus of the trust is God.

In our relationships, the focus should be on becoming a person who can be trusted to always be gracious toward others, valuing them not because of impressive deeds but instead because of a desire for expressive love.

As always, I love you

If you enjoyed this post, make sure you subscribe to my RSS feed!
  • Share/Bookmark

Leave a Reply