in bondage to them

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“When you are with other people, you often lose sight of My Presence. Your fear of displeasing people puts you in bondage to them, and they become your primary focus. When you realize this has happened, whisper My Name; this tiny act of trust brings Me to the forefront of your consciousness, where I belong. As you bask in the blessing of My nearness, My life can flow through you to others.

[Jesus Calling, May 2, Sarah Young]

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2 thoughts on “in bondage to them

  1. I often feel the tension between yearning to get affirmation from others and following Jesus. It seems that the more we step into rhythms of following Christ, the more Satan uses our desire to please other people to create doubt and instill fear. Thanks for sharing this!

  2. this dialogue certainly resounds with my heart — i’ve often wondered if it would be better to air to the lonelier times that I might find fellowship in the nearness of Christ rather than occupy myself with the influence/cares of men…oh the tension…yet we are still called to community. glad you shared this! still wrestling : )

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