those, I say, who seemed influential added nothing to me.

Gal 2:6

As Paul the Apostle was getting his grips on what it meant to be a Christian, he retells the story of presenting his ministry to ministry leaders in Jerusalem.

He says this: “those who seemed influential added nothing to me.”

Isn’t it easy to weigh how correct we are based on what influential people think of us? As I’m reading here thinking about the power of Paul’s ministry and his initial attitude towards those who were “influential”, this made me think…

Being a person of influence is never an absolute measure of being correct. 

May our lives not be judged by how many people listen to us, but based on how close we are to the Holy Spirit and to God’s word. That we would burn with fire and conviction over obeying our LORD Jesus versus being esteemed in other people’s eyes.