Being God approved.

2 Corinthians 10:18, “For it is not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends.”

We shouldn’t aspire to be another human being but it’s good to be inspired by our fellow human and I will tell you why. When God created each of us, He gave each of us a talent or several talents. “To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away.” – Matthew 25:15 We are held accountable for what we do with our gifts. We shouldn’t spend our lives wanted to be someone else. Our lives should be spent being our best selves, which is what God purposed us to be. If He wanted you to be Harry, He would have made you Harry. If He wanted you to be Diana, He would have made you Diana, but guess what? He made you, you; and He made me, me. So, we must be our best selves. Forget being people approved, are you God approved? There’s nothing wrong with being ambitious and having various degrees or exceeding intellectually, but none of those things a person may have to brag or boast on can compare to the joy that comes to someone who hears, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.” – Matthew 25:21

I’d rather be faithful with what I have and allow God to use me, than to attain all the things of the world and God not know my name. Mark 8:36, “For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and to lose his soul?”

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