Monday, October 26, 2009

The Quest For Validation And Legitimacy

As we look into our individual and collective futures, each one of us finds a need to validate himself through reassurance of the legitimacy of our endeavors. Whether we find validation in the things we accomplish or we accomplish from a sense of self validation is all-important. If we truly have found our validation in Christ than anything we try to achieve for the purpose of His glory has legitimacy because of Him. But if we think that doing what Christ commands is in order to find validation as a result, we will feel illegitimate. We are to be identified not by what we can or even want to do for Him but through what he has already done for us. That is all. Nothing more (even though, in this case, "more" is actually less). TMF

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