When you are your true self…heaven rejoices.
(Listen to my song “Take the Road Less Traveled” by clicking HERE)
“How can you believe, when you accept praise from one another and do not seek the praise that comes from the only God?”
Are you a people-pleaser?
Many of us are raised to please others so that we only feel good inside when we are earning their praise. It starts with our parents…then friends…then teachers, etc.
We are trained that the only way for us to be happy…is to make someone else happy or perform in ways they expect. We many times believe that to be loved…we need to please the other person. Our self-worth depends on what others think of us.
The shocking truth is…God loves us even when we do nothing.
God loved us before we did anything…and there is nothing we can do to stop God from loving us! That is what “unconditional” love is.
Jesus reflected that love in human form. He gave us the perfect model of how to be human.
He let go of any ego-centered desires. Jesus did not need anyone’s praise (John 5:41). He only tried to please God. “Not my will but yours be done” (Luke 22:42).
Jesus was connected to God…the very Source of Love. God’s love could then flow freely through him to others. It is only in doing the same that we live as our “true selves.”
When we are being fully what God intended us to be…we are showing the glory of God. As St. Irenaeus stated, “The glory of God is the human being fully alive.”
What does God want you to be?
You of course.
When you are being you…your Creator is singing your praises.
The process of letting go of your ego’s desires so that your true self can emerge may lead you down a road less traveled. But simply listen to the gentle, loving voice in your heart and then follow where it leads you.
On the way…you will discover great peace and joy.
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Remember…God loves you!