So much of our lives are lived performing to the crowd. Paul in Ephesians 6:6 reminds us that we are to “obey our human masters with fear and trembling in the sincerity of your heart as to Christ…” and I have made a lifetime of seeing this as a key requirement of Godly living – imperfectly often, but trying to be obedient to this.
Paul however goes on to say this, and it is a telling point. “not like those who do their work only when someone is watching – as PEOPLE PLEASERS – but as slaves of Christ doing the will of God from the heart”.
I have lived my life at times as a slave to the eyes of those around me. Since Oct 2017, when I set my heart on directing my heart to God only, renewing my determination to live only in Christ, I have started seeking to “perform” for an audience of two. Everything in my life, to the best of my ability, is now a performance only for the eyes of God and His Son, Jesus Christ.
Ask yourself this… if you were only to perform for an audience of these two, would your life be liberated?
I invite you to join me on my journey.