How can one overcome seeking approval?
seeking approval seems to be a major part of how some people go by living life, this is not very healthy espically when low self esteem is a factor that plays a part in approval seek. For those who can relate to this topic some feedback would be nice.
- JbAchooLv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
When a person's self-esteem is in the right place, there's no need to be insecure and self-conscious.
When a person's loyalty is to the right person and purpose, there's no need to be obsessed about seeking approval of others.
The source of confidence, strength, power, and purpose, are found in God. He created us for Himself, to become like Him in character and prepare to be with Him in eternity. That's our purpose. Not religion, but a relationship with Jesus Christ. This relationship has made a great difference in my self-esteem, increased confidence, favor, boldness, freedom from fear, etc. It also brings eternal security with Him in heaven.
If you don't have this relationship, just ask Jesus Christ to come into your heart, to forgive you of any sin. Thank Him for dying for you so you can have eternal life. Confess that you believe He's the Son of God who has risen from the dead. Tell Him that you'll live for Him.
If you meant what you prayed, welcome to God's family! Now stay in contact by talking to the Lord everyday, and follow an easy-to-read Bible daily, starting with St. John. Make friends at a Bible-teaching church and tell others about Jesus.Source(s): Go here: http://www.allaboutlifechallenges.org/self-worth.h... http://docs.purposedriven.org:8088/docs/pdl/sample... (Requires Acrobat Reader) (begins @ page 5) From biblegateway.com (New International Reader's Version): Colossians 1:15-16; Psalm 139:1-8,13-17; Romans 10:9-10; 2 Peter 1:4; Proverbs 3:1-4; 2 Timothy 1:7; Isaiah 41:10; Zechariah 4:6