As I am reflecting on the frigid temperatures we’ve experienced this week in Michigan, I am reminded about how unpredictable the weather can be. One day it’s in the negatives and we are warned not to leave the house unless necessary. Another day, we’ve got our windows open, basking in a pleasant 50 degree breeze blowing through. Michigan’s winter weather has no special regard or sympathy for us and the cabin fever that quickly ensues.
Regardless of what people think or want, it will not influence the weather, nor does it cater to how we feel. It does not care if it offends anyone. It doesn’t change its mind if people complain that the weather is not how they want it to be.
As Christians, we need to be more like the weather. We must constantly remind ourselves of this: “I do not cater to how people have me act, rather, I submit to the direction and leading of the Holy Spirit.”
We need to be who we are called to be and know whose we are despite what people may want from us. No matter what others may “expect us to act like”, we must remain obedient to the Lord’s forecast for our lives and not of men.
“If you live for people’s acceptance, you will die by their rejection”-Lacrae