The Seal Of Approval

like-button2A thumbs up. A like. A checkmark. A retweet. A gold star.

Seems like we’re constantly seeking a seal of approval. No matter if it’s a big budget movie, a work of art, a Youtube video, or just a simple Facebook post, our work is not validated unless it bears some mark of approval.

On the flipside, it can take years to recover from a bad review. Some poorly reviewed films go on to cult classic status. While others never do and dwindle in the $5 bargain bin at WalMart.

A bad review can go a long way in sinking movie. In recent years After Earth, John Carter, and Battleship have all been sunk by poor early buzz.

What would you do if God reviewed you? How would it influence your opinion of yourself, or your idea of purpose?

You may think God has already made up his mind about you. You may think your mistakes make you irredeemable. You may think you’re too far gone to ever get a good review from God.

You’re wrong.

In fact, God gives us his seal of approval:

For we speak as messengers approved by God to be entrusted with the Good News. Our purpose is to please God, not people. He alone examines the motives of our hearts. (1 Thessalonians 2:4)

You may doubt yourself today. You may think you’re incapable of doing God’s work. It’s not true.

You have God’s seal of approval. You have his thumbs up. Only He can truly examine your life and give you a good review. And He has.

Despite your fears and flaws, you can walk today in the confidence of an incredible approval. Leave the negative critics behind. Hold your head high – you are a messenger approved by God. Start acting like it.

Whose approval are you seeking today? How would your day change if you saw yourself as a messenger approved by God?

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