And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.
When you know you’re created in the image of God, you won’t live in a proving mode, trying to impress people, getting your value out of what they think. You don’t need their applause. To have them cheering you on is nice, but if that’s your source of worth, you’ll feel devalued when they quit doing it. You’ll have to work harder to impress them. It’s an exhausting treadmill.
Take the pressure off. You have nothing to prove. Your job is not to win other people’s approval or applause; your job is to run the race that God has planned for you. Your value should come from who you are, not what you do and not what you have. If not, there will always be a voice saying, “You don’t measure up. You need to be stronger, skinnier, taller, wealthier, more talented, better.” No matter what you do or what you become, it’s never going to be enough. It’s very freeing when you understand that you don’t have to prove to others that you’re good enough.
Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You that You created me in Your image and have given my life such amazing value. Thank You that I can get off the treadmill of proving myself to others because I don’t have to prove anything to anyone. I’m going to run my race and live to please You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”