The Ugly Truth
Today’s post is from Lori Wilhite from Leading and Loving it. She has been in ministry and leadership for 13 years, and is the wife of Jud Wilhite, author and Senior Pastor of Central Church in Las Vegas. I was lucky enough to meet her several months ago and know that she’s the real deal. I am thankful for her wisdom and also for her friendship. And all I can say is that if I am ever a pastor’s wife, I hope she lets me into her awesome club.
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I’m a people pleaser. Yep … I surely am.
I like for people to like me. No. That probably isn’t true. I need people to like me.
I’ve known this about myself for a long, long time. I’ve known it is a weakness. I’ve known it is something that I needed to work on. It is why I struggle so much with criticism.
But through a series of events over the last couple of weeks, I’ve come to realize something.
It isn’t just a weakness. Not just something I should work on. It is an idol. A big, fat, old, ugly idol.
I have gotten to the place where I am putting the thoughts and opinions of others above the Lord’s. I had let the criticism of a few wreck me even though I knew that I was doing what the Lord wanted.
But no more … nope. Making sure the Lord is back on the throne in that part of my life. Will I still struggle … probably. But I know what it is now … in all of its ugliness.
So, there it is … deep breath … I’m feeling better.