Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Would You Rather Be Right, or Happy?

I recently wrote this blog post for my church and thought I'd share it here too.
"I have a major problem: I really like to be right.
And most of the time I’m pretty sure that I am. If there is a disagreement or a difference of opinion, I want to be sure that everyone else knows that I’m right too. But as the old saying about relationships goes, “You can be right, or you can be happy. Take your pick.” 
Why is it so important for me to be right? Because if I’m honest, I usually base my fleeting happiness and worth on what others think about me. I am desperate to be accepted and valued by people. The sad thing is, when I do this I am rejecting the only One who has already unconditionally accepted and ultimately valued me. I have traded the love of God in exchange for the approval of insecure, imperfect, broken, selfish people, much like myself."

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