Good news! You have nothing to prove to anyone, as you have already been redeemed and accounted for. As far as God is concerned, He has already signed and officially approved your ticket to Heaven!
“You can see that I am not trying to please you by sweet talk and flattery; no, I am trying to please God. If I were still trying to please men I could not be Christ’s servant.” -Galatians 1:10 TLB
Life would be much more fulfilling if we freed ourselves from the expectations of society and others’. If we reflect on just today, we would likely have a hard time distinguishing between what we did in reverence of God, as oppose to in pursuit of earthly accolades. Is work and school important? Yes, but they are not the be all and end all.
We often lose ourselves and our relationship with God by tirelessly trying to prove our worthiness to employers/peers/coworkers and taking subpar circumstances, as personal attacks on our character. Yet, there is no time like the present and with every breath we are taking, the opportunity to shed the façade of people pleasing, still stands!
Don’t overlook the two most important people in your life…yourself and God. Make those two happy and everything else will have no choice but to fall into its rightful, insignificant place.