BIG IDEA: When you waste your time going in two directions, your heart is overwhelmed. When you trust and follow Jesus, it only grows stronger.
Are you going one way on the inside and another on the outside?
"Believers in humble circumstances ought to take pride in their high position. But the rich should take pride in their humiliation—since they will pass away like a wild flower. For the sun rises with scorching heat and withers the plant; its blossom falls and its beauty is destroyed. In the same way, the rich will fade away even while they go about their business." James 1:9-11
Find your value in Jesus, not in this world.
I am loved; I am hidden in Christ.
"For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory." Colossians 3:3-4
Take pride in all Jesus has and is accomplishing in and through you.
"When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory." Colossians 3:4
"Therefore I glory in Christ Jesus in my service to God. I will not venture to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me in leading the Gentiles to obey God by what I have said and done—" Romans 15:18
"Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him." James 1:12