Dealing with the judgments of others vs the judgment of God
Madonna was very honest in an interview with Vogue Magazine.
She said she feels mediocre and uninteresting unless she keeps doing new things to prove she’s special. “Because even though I have become somebody,” she said, “I still have to prove that I am somebody. My struggle has never ended and I guess it never will.”
Her interview was incredibly honest.
And I think it reveals an inner turmoil that a lot of people face.
Many people have a secret fear of somehow losing at life; at being judged negatively by other people, as if they don’t measure up. (Can you relate?) And because of that, they try to keep up and compete with others to feel good and worthwhile and special.
It’s an exhausting way to live.
But there’s good news. It doesn’t have to be that way.
In Part 2 of our ‘Keeping up with the Joneses’ series, we explored 1 Corinthians 4 and how Paul views himself in light of the judgments and criticisms of others. What we find is biblical wisdom that helps us ground us and resist the inner urge to keep up with the Joneses.
The message is called, “Dealing with the judgments of others vs the judgment of God.” Listen in! And be encouraged.