This session begins with a discussion of matters of the heart and the role that desire plays in our fear of man. Desires must always be held in check – desires quickly transform into non-negotiable demands – the giant is not “out there,” but rather in our hearts. He contrasts this with Jesus, the God-man, who was never controlled, always disrespected, misunderstood, and rejected. Welch lays out practical ways we can move away from the fear of man and toward Christ: 1. Talk to Jesus; 2. Go lower rather than…; 3. Be a servant and an ambassador; 4. Expect disapproval – As we follow the one who was rejected, we will be rejected; 5. Love more than need – we seek imbalance in our relationships; 6. Fear God and desire Him above all else; 7. Consider a self-appraisal; and 8. Know what is commendable.
(This audio is part 2 of a 5 part regional conference titled Living for Approval: Why We Do It and How to Get Help)