Live For The Praise Of God/Live A Higher Life.
There is always a contention Between the truth and the acted,
So many people really act in life,
They are somehow afraid to live the truth,
Most of them continually sacrifice the truth for a lie(which is what they act), Even though they love something,they won’t admit it because of some people and what the people might think about them, They choose to live a lie and starve their real self,
In other words they choose to “act” as if they support what they “know” they don’t truly support.
In life There is always a tendency for us to hide
Our conviction, Our passion, Our stand point, what we believe,
What we know, What we love, What we choose, What we want, What we think, What we desire And what we stand for. It didn’t just start now, It had existed long before now even in the Bible, Sometimes why people really compromise, like why they really find it difficult to do what they know is right is because
They want men to always speak good about them, that’s to say they love the praise Of Men, They love their good comments, They love their company, They want to remain in their position and sometimes they fear human more than God.
This Same Habit was found in the life of some people in the Bible who acted(Lied) to be against what they Believed because of fear of what the Pharisees will do to them and this is what The Bible said was the cause of their Hypocrisy :- John 12:42-43
And yet [in spite of all this] many even of the leading men (the authorities and the nobles) believed and trusted in Him. But because of the Pharisees they did not confess it, for fear that [if they should acknowledge Him] they would be expelled from the synagogue;
For they loved the approval and the praise and the glory that come from men [instead of and] more than the glory that comes from God. [They valued their credit with men more than their credit with God.] From what We have seen in the Bible, we can easily identify the cause Of Living A Lie which is A lower life with The solution as well. If you have been living a lie, then it’s time to live a real life, don’t continue to do anything because of men.
This is Because:- Men are not the final authority, They are not your creator, They are not the source of your life, They are not your sustainer, They are not the breath of life neither are they the bread of life nor the Living water, You have to start living because Of God,
You belittle yourself whenever you live Life as a result of your fear of men,
This is because:-
1.)You are living below Your Worth and Value,
2.)You are serving The Desire of Other men like You,
3.)You are worshiping the passion of others and
4.)You Are Neglecting Your Kingly Built Unique Self.
Note:- You don’t have to live Life like that, Live For praise of God,
Live For His Glory Alone, Live For The congratulations of God, Live For The Gift of God, Live For The Reward of God. No matter how hard you try you can never satisfy men, They can still choose to do away with you and They can still choose to disappoint you one day, You owe God everything, You own men nothing.
Paul said “So then, brethren, we are debtors, but not to the flesh [we are not obligated to our carnal nature], to live [a life ruled by the standards set up by the dictates] of the flesh.
For if you live according to [the dictates of] the flesh, you will surely die. But if through the power of the [Holy] Spirit you are [habitually] putting to death (making extinct, deadening) the [evil] deeds prompted by the body, you shall [really and genuinely] live forever”.@Romans 8:12-13.
So forget about what men may say, What they may do and what they may think about you,
Live your life For A higher authority which is that Of God, Seek His Praises Alone And Value His Credit Alone…
Live A Higher Life.