Gaining approval is like writing a resume. You work hard, collect brownie points that make you sparkle like a freshly cleaned bathroom…and all the while forget that, really, you house the toilet. This isn’t the calling of Christ. He frees us to do the things that glorify him, we don’t glorify ourselves so that he’ll set us free.
Melissa writes in this post “I quit the things that fit neatly in a resume.” I love that. It is because of his righteousness that I am called righteous.