Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth (1 Timothy 2:15)
You get up and get dressed, before you walk out the door you stop and look at yourself in the mirror. You prepped and made yourself look “good” before you walk outside. This is a normal thing we can say. We always prepare and try to look our best, before a date, interview, or a special event. We do so not only to show others our best version but as well, to feel good about ourselves, presenting ourselves in a manner where we are not ashamed of who we are. As a Christian, I’ve learned what Paul described to Timothy about being approved and presenting yourselves to God.
As of late, I’ve begun to truly be of biblical sound doctrine. Christinaity to me is not religion and yet I still understand that to truly be known by God is to love God, to love God is to obey his word. In such a way I’ve learned that to be as one approved is to truly reflect the image of Christ and allow the Spirit to shape and transform us. No matter how much knowledge I’ve tried to gain, God provides the necessary wisdom to properly handle truth.
We are bombarded day in and day out, of things we “need” to know or “ways” we need to be. Yet I understand that God has guided me to allow me to use writing as a platform to teach, encourage, and help others. Yet even with all that is being done, I know as well that in doing things or learning, it isn’t about how I am seen but to truly present myself to God. To be able to rightly handle truth, his word and in so doing I invest my time, focus, on God and his word. I shall always do his will and I as well encourage all to do the same. People will judge you or even look at you because of what is said or how one seems. But we should always live for God as one approved.