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Undue Influence

Listen to the Message

Galatians 1:10

The ability to create lasting change in our lives.

Breaking free from the shackles created by the opinions of others.

Am I seeking the favor of men, or of God?

As long as you're a slave to what others think, you are indeed a slave.

What You Think of Me Is None of My Business.

1. You Need to Become Immune to Criticism.

  • The only way to avoid criticism is to say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
  • "the worst call in Super Bowl history."
  • They weren't in the game.
  • It's the easiest job in the world — doing nothing.
  • He picked up five small stones and took care of Goliath.
  • So long as I am acting from duty and conviction, I am indifferent to taunts and jeers.

2. You Need to Do Away with Comparisons.

  • Envy makes the bones rot. (Proverbs 14:30)
  • Nothing good can come of comparing yourself to others.
  • They're on their journey and I'm on mine.
  • "If anyone wants to be first, he shall be last of all, and servant of all." (Mark 9:35)

3. You Need to be Willing to Grant Others Clemency.

  • Criticism, Comparisons, Clemency.
  • "Forgiveness is to set a prisoner free, and to realize the prisoner was you."
  • Forgive them.
  • ...forgive anyone who does you wrong, just as Christ has forgiven you. (Colossians 3:13 CEV)
  • Don't give them power that they don't deserve.
  • "If I were to see him today, I would probably just keep walking. I have nothing to say to him."
  • When the voice of criticism or envy or un-forgiveness calls your name, just keep walking.