It Matters to God…

It Matters to God…

For the eyes of the Lord move to and fro throughout the earth that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His. (II Chronicles 16:9)

How you treat others is of utmost importance to God…God sees the heart…As a matter of fact, you can perfectly entertain acquaintances, friends, peers, or even strangers, but if you hold malice, unforgiveness, bitterness, and resentment in your heart against people…your heart is simply not right with God.

As we mature in Christ, we learn that God is not impressed when one of our goals is to impress certain groups of people. Being a retired Pastor’s wife and a retired school teacher, I know a little something about the “need” to impress certain groups of people. You almost feel you have to…After all, these people “expect” a certain type of behavior from you no matter the situation or circumstance because of the “role” and “title” you carry. And, being in the position and role that you are, you oblige. But, after a while that type of “living” will bring about lots and lots of stress…Why? Because God is not impressed with how we try to impress the crowds…He looks to see the way we behave when NO ONE is looking…He looks to see how we treat our relatives, family, spouse, and children…God is the Master of “behind closed doors.” And, until a person gets their act together behind closed doors and in private…all their outward efforts will burn away one future day like hay and stumble…

I desperately tried to be a “good” Pastor’s wife even when facing lots of opposition. But, I wonder if God would have been more satisfied if I had “relaxed” more and simply enjoyed my family, parents, children, and spouse more? I’m sure the stress and tension of trying to “please” people who would not remember my name one day was very ineffective…Moderation is the Key! And, learning to love those who love you for who you are is an important “key” as well…Plainly put, missionaries will come and go…Churches will come and go…Congregations will come and go…But, the people in your life who are the most important will be there for you and with you as long as God allows breath in their lungs…No impressing required!

We all make mistakes; especially when we are young and have so many things on our plate to deal with and to attend…But, take it from someone who knows…Make time and take time for your self, your family, and your closest friends who love you NOT for your title, role, or position in life, but for who you are! In doing so, you will find peace in your heart and discover that God is well-pleased…

Remember, God Loves You
Lin T Rollins, Author

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