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.
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.