Who’s approval do you need?

Galatians 1:15-17

“But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb and called me through His grace, to reveal His Son in me, that I might preach Him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately confer with flesh and blood, nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me; but I went to Arabia, and returned again to Damascus.”

Memory Verse: “Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified.” Romans 8:30.

How do you reach decisions? Some make decisions on a hunch while some are more like people pleasers who believes in getting a handful of approvals before progressing. If you fall within the category of the latter, then you are probably like me. The rationale behind this for me is that because I want to make perfect decision and often want to evade mistakes at all costs, I spend an awful lot of time indirectly seeking opinions and maybe even secretly want someone to discourage me because I have had a mental scan of what’s ahead and I know it may be too much work which I really don’t want to stress about. Either way you choose to reach or make your decision doesn’t make you an awful person, but we all could be better.

Seeking other people’s approval can be a crucial reason why we sometimes don’t make much progress, thereby remaining in a point of stagnation. This is clearly the path of least resistance where Moses also threaded on, just like me and maybe you, Moses had so many reasons why he didn’t not see himself worthy. Moses was not seeking approval of any man which was what separated him from Saul who needed be seen a certain way. 1Samuel 13:8.

When God gives you an instruction, it’s ok to examine yourself but it is not ok to seek men’s approval for a God given assignment. When we seek those approvals of men, we are looking at the physicality, more like looking for someone to catch us when we fall, therefore we want someone to commit to us for God’s assignment and in that stead, we become dependent on man to fulfil our God given purpose or assignment.

God’s instruction /  God’s assignment + God’s approval  = Success

You do not need human approval for God’s assignment, if God has called you, He will equip you with EVERYTHING needed for you to deliver for His glory.

Seeking counsel isn’t a bad thing and even the scriptures support that in the midst of counsel there is safety. But there is a great difference between seeking counsel and absolute reliance. It is important to keep the lines of communication between ourselves and God open always, and this will enable us listen and hear clearly when He directs and instructs. When God provides resources, he uses men and angels to make them happen, but the main focus must be on the sender whom should also be seen as the main helper.

Let your reliance be solely on God! For He who called you will surely see you through!  


  • Father, thank You for being an amazing father. The God of all kings
  • I am grateful for your love, for choosing me, for helping me and sending me
  • Forgive my iniquities Lord, help me to live my life for you
  • Help me to rely solely on you and to fulfil purpose in my given assignment
  • I surrender all to you Lord, withholding nothing! I cast all my burden unto you.
  • Help me to focus solely on you and not to glory or seek approval of human
  • Guide me though each day of life Lord and make me a champion on all sides
  • Thank You Lord for answers to my prayers, IJMN I pray, Amen.

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