We worry too much about what people think.
Yes. I said it and I am going to say it again. We, in our current society, worry too much about what other people think.
I mean, just look at our apps. Over half of them focus on what your fans or “followers” have to say. Then the other half help you get your account to a place where more people “like” or approve of you.
From picture editing to promos. From videos to articles. It’s all about gaining popularity. It’s basically like high school on crack.
Just a bunch of cliques and favoritism all balled up into one with a smartphone.
Now, I’m not saying that our current environment can’t be used for good. What I am saying is we have to be watchful that we use it and it doesn’t use us.
I myself have to be careful because I have struggled with insecurity many times in my life. From wanting people to like my singing, to wanting them to like my poetry. From hoping they like my outfit, to wishing a boy would ask me out. I wanted to be deemed “good enough” for many years.
To be honest, it still tries to creep up every now and then when I see an old college classmate achieving something and posting it on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter. Then I have to remind myself that I have grown. I am not longer the same little girl who felt she needed a thumbs up from everyone she comes across.
I am now walking in God’s plan & as long as I have his “thumbs up” nothing else matters. As 1 Samuel 16:7, “But the Lord said to Samuel, ‘Don’t judge by his appearance or height, for I have rejected him. The Lord doesn’t see things the way you see them. People judge by outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.’ ” (NLT) If your heart is right with God, the rest will come into place.
So, remember that He deems your value and as long as God is pleased we are pure gold.