“Therefore, do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward” (Hebrews 10:35).
How does one possibly throw away their confidence? By allowing your worth to be determined by the circumstances of life and/or public opinion. Too many are addicted to the approval of others. Like detectives, their best energy is spent each day seeking evidence that the right people think highly of them. While being liked is something we might want, it’s not something we need. It is not the ever-changing, subjective estimations of humankind that give us our identity, worth, and purpose in life. Greater, and more highly esteemed than the “likes” of man, is the unfailing love of God.