I have come to realize that I want to have people's approval when I make decisions about my life and the way I live it.
I especially want the approval of my parents and siblings. When ever they don't approve or tell me to do something contrary to what I want to do I get frightened to do it.
I know that God has called me to do what he wants and to seek approval with him rather than others, but when I make a decision about our children that the family isn't going to approve of I get all twisted up in knots and frightened of telling them.
Have any others felt this way? Have you been able to overcome wanting people's approval? What have you done to overcome this?