Apr 06, 2016 by Will Maule

Jarrid Wilson: "Not Everyone Is Going To Like You"

We all like to please people. We like people to like us. Our human hearts are prone to seek the approval of others in order to bolster our confidence and feed our sense of achievement. But over-thinking the way in which we behave with others can be exhausting, and ruminating on our every contentious discussion can be an incredible time-waster. "It was draining, time-consuming and always had me living life at the expense of pleasing people regardless of my personal thoughts or ideals," writes Jarrid Wilson.

We can so easily become slaves to the opinions of others. But we must not base our worth on whether people agree with us, and should not be downcast if people don't like us. "The reality is, even Jesus has people who didn’t like him. That’s just the way life is. Not everyone is going to see eye to eye with your way of living." 

"When we live for the approval of others, well eventually die by their critique," writes Wilson. We must continually strive to shake off that which has been negatively spoken over us, and fix our eyes on Jesus to provide us with ultimate worth and meaning. "I’d encourage you to take a step back and look at the bigger picture of life. We are all children of God and that is where we find our worth," writes Wilson.

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