This is a tough question because I feel at different times I am struggling with different areas. Then, just before I left home for the church it occurred to me what I struggle with more than anything and it is acceptance.
For two weeks I have gone back to the verse John 15:18 over and over again.
"If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first."
I am in a new place, trying to fit in and I admit I just really want people to like me. But, my mind keeps going back to this verse.
It is convicting me deeply to live a life worthy of Christ on every occasion. To stand firm in my beliefs and to share the love of Christ. My answer to this question in my study group was, "I struggle with being accepted by the world and receiving affirmation by the world's standards."
"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal." Matthew 6:19-20
My friend Stef wrote a beautiful post about not searching for affirmation in the numbers we look for. It was a great reminder that the numbers do not matter. It is all about the One.