Everything you do, say, think, plan etc- there is always someone in mind you are doing it for or rather someone you desire to please. 😏😏
You could be a people pleaser or a God pleaser…its always a choice a tough one for that matter. Why? because everyone feels they deserve a standing ovation in everything they do or say. And surprisingly, there is always a people waiting to give that to you. Many are the times the human race does or says things that are against God’s will but since other people will like or love it they end up doing it. I feel sad about it 😔
God made man so that he could do what He(God) pleases. So that man could hear and obey His makers desires and please Him only. But sin has corrupted our minds to think that if whatever we do or say is not liked by people then it’s not right. But what if God doesn’t like it🤔🤔 what then? What if wearing that dress doesn’t please God but everyone tells you it’s nice, what if visiting that friend doesn’t please God but they say you won’t stay long, what if talking with those friends is not pleasing God but they tell you it’s just talking- but God calls it gossipping…what then??
Many are those days we just please people- at times it just intentional- I guess the feeling is thrilling. Seeing a crowd following you for something you did or said- oooh but where is God in all that. The Mighty one who graces us to do great things. It’s better to have no one clapping for you(when called to attend a substance abuse party and you decline) than being clapped on when you drink up bottles of alcohol) – it’s no brainier!! I see people even at work, they say things because many will back them up yet it’s the wrong things. I see teenagers engage in immorality yet its wrong (trust me they know it’s wrong) but since everyone else is doing it-why not me🤷🤷 I see women throw away their marriages just because people told them ‘if I were you, I wouldn’t be nice to him’. Again I ask what does God think of that thing you are about to do or say??
Isaiah 1:19 says- if you are willing and obedient you will eat the fruit of the land. Willing and obedient to do what? Obey God’s commands. How do i know the commands? They are found in Him, His word. Because truth be told we limit the blessings we should receive by obedience or disobedience. It’s a choice 😏😏 Many choose obeying people’s opinions on things rather than God’s commands.
Galatians 1:10, 24 clearly explains whether you are a people pleaser or God pleaser? In such cases youask yourself, What have i done for God? Do people praise Him because of me- what i say, think, do or stand for?
When you are a people pleaser you are not a servant of Christ. Why? We are just vessels used by Him, for His glory and honor. We ought to know that He is the biggest reason for our existence. This God can only be pleased by people ready to do what He likes:- have faith, be good, do good, speak positive, think like Him, forgive like Him—- I mean it’s just plainly IMITATING God that we please Him.
Let God remain to be true in all things, my desire is to be a God pleaser in everything (big or small). I pray that I be a leader with influence. Get to see a generation that will seek to please God even in the tiniest things like waste disposal (huh!!! That’s another blog for another day☺️) I advise you, start desiring to please God, His Spirit is faithful to help us through it. Be free from stressful unsatisfied people….Stay joyful doing it all for God. Till another blog…..