Approval addiction has an alias, called “people pleaser”. (more…)
Posts Tagged ‘identity’
Tags: Approval Addiction, Confidence, freedom christ, identity, Self-esteem
Tags: approval, competition, Confidence, emptiness, Fear, identity, life, loneliness, love, Motivation, worry
When I meditate on this scripture:
You whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, And called from its farthest regions, And said to you, ‘You are My servant, I have chosen you and have not cast you away: Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’ (Isaiah 41:9, 10 NKJV)
I hear God saying, “Don’t worry, don’t be frustrated and if you are, if you ever miss something in your life, or feel lost, displaced, lonely, try to fill a void, look not anywhere but to Me. I AM right here, with you, all the time, no matter where you find yourself at any given time. Turn to Me and share your life with Me, tell me what worries you, what you enjoy, what you desire, ask Me your questions, share your concerns, your burdens and believe, not fear. (more…)
Tags: Confidence, identity, Insecurity, Rejection
A great story has been shared with me. It is the “Stars & Dots” story or the story of the Wemmicks. I feel I need to share this because whoever has sought approval by others will greatly benefit from this.
In short, the story shows the effects of the acceptance of approval – or disapproval – through other humans can have on us. In conclusion, as you spend more time with God, your creator, who makes no mistakes and who created YOU, you will care less about other people’s approval. Let God define you. The price he paid for you gives you an indication of how valuable you are to Him.
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I read a great post today in the daily devotions section on cbs.com. Missey Butler talks about makeovers. The question is – who do you allow to do your makeover?
The article reminded me of the story of the Wemmicks (“stars & dots”) that our worship leader shared with us recently. If we let others do our makeover to get their approval, we are robbed of our freedom. We will never be done with our makeovers, never be approved if we try to please the world. How exhausting, too. Knowing we are loved by God Almighty, created in His perfect image and that He has the power to transform us are ingredients to the freedom from constant human makeovers. When we give ourselves to His word, we see that we have His approval and that He gives us guidance:
“For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him.” (Philippians 2:13, NLT).
Tags: Confidence, identity, Self-esteem
In 1. Samuel 8, the Israelites – set apart from the world – decided they wanted to be like everybody else. By demanding a king, they did not only offend God, but also rejected the blessing of God being their king in exchange for a human being to reign over them. Samuel carefully explained the consequences which did not change their demand for a king. Reading this, I shook my head. But the truth is, we are no different.
I started thinking, ‘what king did I choose to rule over some areas in my life?’ Where am I misled in my approaches, my desires and my way of thinking? (more…)
In my last post I wrote about the names of God and their significance. While I was writing the blog post, I also stumbled upon the fact that Peter was sometimes called by his old name, Simon. What would make Jesus call him by his old name after giving him a new name (= new identity)?
Tags: Bible, God, identity, names, Purpose
Did you ever research your own name for the meaning behind it? Today, the tradition of naming a child according to its character or the circumstance in which it is born, became uncommon. But in biblical times, this was very common practice. A parent’s choice of a child’s name had influence because the name equaled the identity of an individual. (more…)