My Relevance vs My Reverence
A battle wages within me...my relevance—my strong desire to be cool and accepted by my peers versus my reverence—my desire to please God and bring Him glory in all things.
I remember as a teenager not feeling culturally relevant because I was not a part of the "in crowd" in my high school. Yet I somehow survived with a loving family and a faith in Jesus who told me I had worth.
Now as my life has spanned many decades, I realize that relevance is short-lived quickly followed by irrelevance. However, reverence for God is a prelude to eternal relevance.
This is the one I highly esteem, he who is humble and contrite in spirit, and trembles at my word. Isaiah 66:2 NIV
Will you join me in choosing reverence for God in whom we will find relevance?