“Lord, humble me and may you find me fighting to be faithful, rather than seeking popularity. May I care about your reputation and learn to let you care about mine.”

This was part of a Jill Briscoe devotional I was reading and how hard it slammed into my heart. It is so easy to become crippled with the care of what others think, or how they will react to us. Would I rather let people think highly of me or would I rather remain faithful to God and speak the truth in love? Would I rather the easy road or the narrow path that follows the high calling of my Lord Jesus? The answers are clear, yet it is in the doing that we so often stumble. O Lord that we would fight for Your honor and fame and be found faithful!

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