Living for God – not for people

We can easily focus a lot on what others think of us, and this can also affect a lot of the choices we make. But what is really most important? What God thinks of us, or what people think?

Resources

Studio broadcast

Animated film: Get your strength from the Lord

What does it mean? – Fear of man

Intro Stories: Make good choices when you're young

Don’t live for people – but live for God

We need to consider those around us, and adapt to be part of the society where we are. That is something we learn from a young age. But as you get older, and especially as you approach teenage years, worrying about what others think of you seems to become something that you focus on more and more. And then this can easily turn into something negative and unhealthy. For example, comparing yourself to others, competing with others, or even letting the opinions of others control the choices you make.

That’s why it is so incredibly important to understand what Jesus wants to teach us about living for God and not for people. It’s what God thinks of me that really matters, not how people judge me. Being popular or being praised by people doesn’t really have any value. It goes up and down in an instant, and other people don’t know what is the right choice for you to make.

Here are some tips for encouraging words to tweens on this topic:

 Be good to those around you, but never let thoughts of honor, popularity, or what others think of you guide your choices. Practice living for God, and care about what He says about your life. Then your life will develop in a healthy and good way, and God will reward you.

(John 5:41; John 5:44; Matthew 6:1-6; Deuteronomy 28:1-2; Deuteronomy 28:13; Proverbs 29:25)

The fear of man brings a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord shall be safe. 

Proverbs 29:25 

For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ. 

Galatians 1:10 

For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win the more. 

1 Corinthians 9:19  

Les også:

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