In our culture today, we as human beings try to be accepted by everyone.
The people living in the world, other Christians, and the idols we have in
our lives. We should be seeking the God that had already accepted us and
all of our flaws. God loves us beyond measures, and He showed that by
sending His Son to die on the cross for our sins.
We cannot focus on the attention and amount of acceptance we get from
what the world offers because it will never compare to God. 1 Peter 5:8
says “Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a
roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” The enemy wants you to focus
on conforming and fitting in so you are distracted on what God is trying to
do in and through you.
The other thing is the devil wants to make you feel less than and that your
not good enough. But God says you are enough. He loves you more than
anything and anyone can. 1 Peter 2:4 says “As you come to him, the Living
Stone— rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him—“.
God chose and will always choose you. We have nothing to prove to God
to gain acceptance because He says to come as we are. The world has
standards and expectations, but God just wants our attention and affection.
Why should we give our time and attention to people and things that are
only temporary? God is everlasting. We need to choose to pursue God
instead of gaining acceptance from the world.