I really care what people think about me. I know I shouldn't, and I know that I'm suposed to lie about it. It's bad form to admit to caring what people think especially in our culture. You probably care too. That's why phrases like this exist.
- "You don't know me!"
- "Who do you think you are?"
If you didn't care what people think about you. You wouln't need to tell anybody how much you don't care what they think about you.
The whole point of telling people how much you don't care what they think is so they will think of you as a person who they have no power over. You are trying to change the way they think about you, and injure the way they think about themselves in the process. Which means you care what they think.
Everyone anchors their self worth to something.
I too often anchor my self worth to my ability to perform. I think I'm really good at what I do. Much of the time this works for me, but I don't always perform well. When I FEEL like I didn't exceed expectations then my self-worth drops like a bad stock. This is a problem.
Too many of us measure our self-worth with things that rise and fall like the the stock market.
Jesus tells a story about a man that finds a treasure in a field. This man thinks this treasure is so valuable that he goes home and sells everything! His house, his car, his dog, his extra clothes, EVERYTHING! And with only the clothes he has on he goes and buys the field.
The Man is trusting with his whole heart and his whole life that the treasure in the field will be worth MORE than his entire life to this point.
We all sell out.
We all pick somehting in life and then sacrifice to get it.
- Disposable time / Not working
We all choose to anchor our value to something or someone.
What is that thing for you? Can you trust that it will pay in the long run? What do you wish you were anchored to? What do you wish the people you care about would anchor themselves to?
Let me know in the comments!