confession time (part three)

ok, maybe this blog series will spread out over a couple of months!  in fact, i might just make it a regular thing I do. CONFESSION:  I regularly let people's opinion of me influence me way more than it should.

This week, I need to talk with some of our leaders who are not plugged into a small group.  But, I am hesitant to do it.

Why?

Because of what their reaction may be.

Here is the thing: I am not afraid of confrontation at all.  In fact, I am pretty good at it.  But, I do not want to lose some people who I greatly value as their pastor and friend.

However, God wants me to communicate His word more than he wants me to please people. (Acts 4:19)

If I am speaking truth and speaking it in a humble, loving way then I need to be at peace with God handling the result.

I truly cannot look back on a time when I have followed this that I ended up disappointed and every conversation that I have had this week has been fine.

So, I will try to continue to hold the TRUTH above what someone else's opinion of me is, but it is a struggle sometimes.