Those of our same age or with another connectivity to us are referred to as our PEERS. Peers share something in common and live in a shared world of one sort or another. Peer relationships can be very satisfying when filled with encouragement and recognition. Peers can also put un-invited pressure on us to do or be something that is outside of our intentions making us long to be PEER FREE.
It seems, however, that the older we get the less influenced we are by our peer group.
There's one advantage to being 102. There's no peer pressure." Dennis Wolfberg
As sportmoms, we definitely operate in a world full of influencers. Peers of our athlete children challenge each other, compete with one another and often sit in judgment as to the outcome of another's desperate attempts at not only sport but life. Their peers quickly tell them what they are not so good at doing as well as what they should be doing.
"Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do." John Wooden
The desire for acceptance by gaining the approval of those around us is one of the strongest drives in human experience. It is unique to mankind as we relate to one another. Because of this, we may find ourselves transferring this great need onto our image of God. With fleeting thoughts like, "He must prove Himself to me" (as if we were His peer), or " I love Him because He gave me something (like a win??!!) we place ourselves a non-existent peer group with God.
BUT our God cannot be measured by time or judged by performance - He is totally PEER FREE!
For this is what the Lord say, the One who created the sky...formed the earth...and established it...to be inhabited, "I am the Lord, I have no peer." Isaiah 45:18 (portions)
This "no proof necessary" statement by God Himself as recorded by Isaiah places Him above and beyond our judgment. Our "what you should or shouldn't be doing" attitudes toward Him don't throw Him off track. "No Peer" freedom is where our God abides. The universe is His to command for He is the beginning of all and the end of all.
"I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty. I am ... the beginning and the end, the first and the last." Revelation 1:8 & 13 KJV
Blessings...as you bow in worship before your Peer Free God.
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