It is all around. Pushing you. Pulling you. Calling on you to prove yourself here, there and everywhere.
Well - enough is enough - especially for the Christian.
Before God you don't need to prove yourself. Christ has done that for you. He is enough for you. God is pleased with you in Him. At peace with you in Him. He has your back. He has made you His own child, and promised that the only evaluations, judgments and opinion that matters is His! And His mind is made up, because you are in Christ. You are free to live your life before Him in righteousness, innocence, and blessedness, knowing that Christ has ended the pressures.
But the world doesn't work that way. It will never stop pressuring you. The world wants to rob you of that peace. It wants to put more and new pressures on you everyday. What is the world to you? How do it's judgments and evaluations and opinions matter? Isn't the world coming to nothing? Won't every mouth be stopped on the Last Day?
Yes. It's true. The only opinion that matters is God's. You don't have to prove yourself to anyone. You are free - to live as if no one is watching but God. You are free - to live your life before God - and not before the world.
Who cares what they say? Who cares what their judgments are? The only One that matters is God.
Stop and think about that for a moment. Make it real practical.
How would your day be different if you lived as if God were the only One watching?
How would it change how you treat people?
How would it change how you see yourself in Christ?
How simple, how pure, how peaceful would your live be if you lived as if God were the only One watching?
On account of your trust in Christ, you seek His holy Will - as it is laid out in the Ten Commandments. Christ has filled them up for you - and given you new desires to seek after them. Walking with you as your strength each day.
So do it - picture yourself watched by One - by God. And keep Him there before your eyes - as you live before Him alone - and see how He changes your day, your relationships, your walk with Him.