Read Hebrews 13:5-6 Kathryn Kuhlman was a lady preacher, who died many years ago. She had a tremendous healing ministry. Kathryn Kuhlman had a warehouse in America that seated thirteen thousand people. Every Thursday she would pray for the sick. She also had a radio ministry. She would glide out onto the platform in a gown that cost $2000,00 in those days; so you can imagine how many critics she had. When she came to South Africa she stayed in a five star hotel, and she entertained people. She was very rich; but you something else? She also loved God. She really loved Him. Like King David, she made mistakes; but she loved God. God looks on the heart; and she had a heart for God. She treated her critics and her fans in exactly the same way, with total disregard. She said that if she took any notice of what they said they would destroy her. Some of us are so concerned about what people think of us. In fact we are more concerned about what people think than we are about what God's thinks of us. We live our lives for 'appearance sake'. You are concerned about keeping up with the Joneses. 'what does that mean, Angus?' It means this. If your next door neighbour has a 4x4, then you must have one too. If the neighbouring farmer bought new tractors, then you need to have them too. This doesn't bring peace. It only brings more competition, debt,stress, pain and suffering. If you are wondering why you are not at peace and contented - this could be the reason. I want to tell you something, when you are in trouble your neighbour will not be there to help you. You are so busy keeping up with the Joneses, and the Joneses don't give a hoot about whether you make it or you don't. Begin living only for God. Concerntrate upon Him and what pleases Him. Trust in God. You need only be concerned about what He thinks of you. PRAYER: Father God, there is only contenment only in You. Give me the strngth to be able to discard the opinions of other people when they cause me to take my focus off You. I don't need all the things that I've been striving for - they are not making me happy. I do not have peace. I choose today to look to You for commendation. Amen!