Have you ever been around those that just try to show off with something they think is impressive? Or what about those who give you a gift or do a random act of kindness only making you feel they want something in return?
Colossians 3:23 says, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.” In his book, Habititudes, Dr. Tim Elmore says, “Isn’t it refreshing to meet someone who has nothing to prove, nothing to lose and nothing to hide?” Being in the sports industry along with strength and conditioning it’s far to common for me to witness those who try to “show off” by how much weight they can lift. Then there are those who perform for the approval or acceptance of others. Yet, how can these types of behaviors build healthy relationships if it based on one’s performance?
What about you? Are you constantly concerned about your performance in hopes that you can get more love or approval from others? I love the statement, “I have an audience of One.” I remind myself daily that the only one I am performing for is Jesus who has already done all the work for me to be loved by the one that matters which is God Himself. HOOYAH!