Thursday, August 16, 2018

quantitative approval

Today I am grasping for quantitative approval.  I want numbers.
You think I'm artistic?  How artistic?  On a scale of one to ten, say...  
You like my work?  How much?  Would you pay money for it?  How much, say...
If it's a number I like, that makes me feel valued, then I am happy.
If it's a number that is low, it seems too little, my spirits drop.

Never have we lived in an age where we can look to the right or to the left and gauge worth so quickly.  How many friends do you have?  How many likes did your post get?  How many followers have you reached?
Really?  Wow.  You must be pretty amazing!!
Oh, hmmm, well... that's ok, my social media reflection isn't that hot either.

Down through the centuries our worth has not changed.  Only One can truly define, give value and He does!  He defines us as His, which is more than enough.  So why doesn't it always feel enough?  Perhaps my search for quantitative approval is at the heart... stop searching and know.  Rest.  He is enough.  You are enough in Him.  Be still.