I started a new job several years ago. There were only a few people on my team. I thought I could easily fit in. Well….
This one guy just wouldn’t crack. He was just – rude.
A few weeks went by and any time I spent trying to be nice just fell of deaf ears. He obviously had enough friends.
Then the team got an email. He was having a problem and wanted team input. He ended the email with, “today, I’m raining on the inside.”
Amy Grant lyrics! (It was the 90’s y’all – my JAM at the time). I emailed him back with the chorus of the song and offering my help.
A minute later my phone rang. He couldn’t believe I offered to help and wanted to know how I knew the song. DUH – Amy GRANT! (millennials are either laughing or confused right now – lol)
He said, “I can’t believe you’re so nice. I thought you hated me!”
That’s the exact thing I thought about him.
We can’t let our happiness be in another man’s head.
It’s nearly impossible to figure out what they are actually thinking.
The way others see us is dependent on how they see themselves.
Which is why our happiness can’t live in another mans head. We ASSUME (dangerous word there) we KNOW what they are thinking…bad things about us. Really they are just worrying that we are thinking bad things about them J
“Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young.” 1 Timothy 4:12 NLT
Take young and replace WHATEVER word you’re battling. Old. Less educated. Under-funded. Less experienced. Unable. Inexperienced. Dumb. Sick. Ugly. Unworthy. Heavy.
Paul was talking to Timothy. A guy that was OBVIOUSLY young for the job. Forget what you OBVIOUSLY are in the natural and focus on how God is OBVIOUSLY bigger than your shortcoming!!!!
Eyes off us.
Eyes on Him.
Faith off us.
Faith on Him.
Weight off us.
Care on Him.
Promotion doesn’t come from man. It comes from God. Either it’s true (by the way, it’s Bible – Ps 75:6-7), or it’s not.
And He’s Your Father.
Eyes off them. Eyes on Him.
They might be able able to test your patience, but they can’t compete with Your God!