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Seeking Accolades?



Dear Sisters,

It's a new day with fresh grace and I trust God that ALL things are working together in our favour.

I am glad we are on this journey to glory together to encourage one another. May our zeal for His kingdom not burn out.

We live in an era where everything is electronic and put out there. E-payment, transactions,meetings, social media and many more. This has made a lot of people loose their personality and search the wrong places for acceptance. An average millennial wants to be acknowledged by her peers and praised. Don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with that however, it gets wrong when we rely on them for our daily existence.

To be honest alot of people have relegated themselves to seek popularity and accolades over a life of influence. Popularity is more trendy and all that earthly stuff but do we stop to consider what the Father's thinks of us and what we do?

Paul in Colossians 3:17 describes it has "let every detail in your lives - words, actions, whatever - be done in the name of the Master, Jesus, thanking God the Father every step of the way".

What is your motive for the things you do? What motivates you? Why do you act the way you do? Are you living for the life now or for the life beyond?

Trust me, it's easy to get carried away and be swamped in the pop and pageantry of this age. We want to look good and take selfie for the gram....but that should not be what we live for.
We are called for something greater, with a greater cause and every other thing in between is a means to that end.

We've been called as Royal Priesthoods, 1Peter5:7 - and as Royalities our identity is not in the applause we get neither is our worth in the 'people-validation' we think would complete us. We are Complete in Him and nothing else not even our spouses can fill that vaccum.

One of the dangers of seeking accolades is that you will find out you're never really living your life. Those who seek accolades base their existence on others/people standards - What will people say? Using the yardstick of others to evaluate their journey. In actual fact, you are living their lives and putting yours asides. And when these accolades don't come, depression and self- doubt sets in, resulting to low self esteem.

To be honest, its easy to get carried away in this age but we must make conscious effort to always put ourselves back on track.

Let's stop seeking validation from the wrong places. One with God is majority.

We can only be sufficient in Christ's sufficiency, anything outside that makes us inadequate so we must remain in Him to overcome and truly live our best lives.


Loads of love,

Your Sis


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  1. I just was thinking about this this morning .. how many would say things like, "I'm not seeking recognition, I just want respect!" but in actual truth, what they seek is recognition. It surely made me check my heart and see where I had been seeking approval from men; turning those areas over to the Lord, that He would teach me, and show me the right way to go in those areas. Committing myself particularly in these areas to the Lord surely has given me peace even the more that my life is grounded in Him.

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