It’s easy to become preoccupied with what other people think about us. It’s also the quickest way to forget what God thinks about us. We become performance-minded. We seek to please others. And, in the meantime, we ignore what God is calling us to do. We mean well. We really do. We don’t want to disappoint those around us. We don’t want to let them down.
If there is one lesson we learn quickly in life, it’s that we can’t make everyone happy.
I’ve always struggled with being a people pleaser. I struggle saying “no.” I become obsessed with making sure I perform and live up to others’ expectations.
But, I’m getting better at this.
While respecting and loving other people is important, it’s more important to do what GOD wants us to do.
I have to serve Him first. I have to become obsessed with doing what HE wants me to do.
Obviously, I’m not trying to win the approval of people, but of God. If pleasing people were my goal, I would not be Christ’s servant. Galatians 1:10
How do you fair in the people-pleaser category?