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My friend Penny and her husband have been serving in the ministry for more than twenty years, and both of them have been pastors. Penny has also worked for me, assisting me with various personal needs. She’s ironed my clothes, cleaned up my messes, made coffee for me, prayed for me, and basically, done whatever I needed her to do at the time

In many people’s eyes, she would be considered important in her role of pastor. People know who she is and they go to her for help. But Penny doesn’t have a problem with serving me, doing menial tasks for me, even though she’s been a leader. She knows who she is, and she doesn’t have to have a title of pastor or leader to be secure.

Penny is free from the need to impress people, and she is free to do whatever she does for the Lord. This is one of the greatest freedoms we can have.

Know Who You Are and What You Can Do

Colossians 3:17 says, “And whatever you do [no matter what it is] in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus and in [dependence upon] His person, giving praise to God the Father through Him” (The Amplified Bible).

Everyone struggles with the need to impress people at some level. And much of the pressure, fear and stress we experience in our lives is caused by our need to impress others.

Can you imagine how free we would be if we just lived for God and didn’t worry about what others think about us? How wonderful would it be to know that you don’t have anything to prove and you’re satisfied being who God created you to be!

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article courtesy of TheStreamingFaith.com/Joyce Meyers Minstries

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