So I finished John this past Thursday, and I happen to love the book of Romans. I figured it’d be a good follow-up. Well, it’s so cool that even after reading the book of Romans before, new perceptions have come to my mind even in the first two chapters. I love how wherever we are in life, the Bible is chock-full of stories and passages that can relate to us.
One such passage I read today is in Romans 2:29: “And true circumcision is not merely obeying the letter of the law; rather, it is a change of heart produced by God’s Spirit. And a person with a changed heart seeks praise from God, not from people.”
I suppose this verse relates to my life right now. Especially being in high school, it’s so easy to solely seek the approval of my peers and those around me. But a truly changed heart seeks God’s approval rather than man’s. I know that this is definitely something that I need to keep reminding myself, for in the end, God is all that is going to matter. Fads, fashions, trends, and relationships are temporary–but God’s truth and love for the world will never end.
So if not fitting in is the result of living in God’s love and truth, then I guess I won’t fit in!! Easier said than done, but it’s worth it!