So many of us have lived our lives placing unmerited value on the opinions of others while discrediting our personal truth and reality. Breaking the shackles of people-pleasing requires honest self-appraisal, a healthy dose of self-esteem, and an enormous commitment to self-realization.
Through every season of my life, in retrospect, I see the major players of the Jesus story in myself. I have been the prodigal son, the denying Peter, the wayward woman at the well, the mocking crowd at the cross, and much too frequently the doubting Thomas.
Today, Thomas is asking, “If you are real, if you are who you claim to be, why is the world such a screwed up mess? Can’t you do something?” God answers –
“I did. I created you!”