I tend to seek the approval of others. I want to make people proud and I don't want to disappoint anyone. The opinions of certain people matter to me.
Today I was talking to an important friend. I told my friend that I wanted this certain person to be proud of me. I wanted this person to be proud of my accomplishments and potential. My friend told me this: "It doesn't matter what anyone else thinks. God is proud of you because you want what He wants. God smiles at you because your life is following His Son's life."
Thank you, friend.
Thank you, Father for smiling on me.