Are you a people pleaser? Are you constantly doing things so that others will like you? Lots of people are. Lots of us have some of that in us. And if you do, you know that it’s a tough way to live.
Being a people-pleaser can mean that you aren’t free to speak up. After all, you don’t want to offend anyone. Being a people -pleaser can lead you to do things you don’t agree with but, you want the approval of others so you do it. It can lead you to spend money that you wouldn’t normally spend.
In Galatians 1:10, the apostle Paul said of himself, “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.”
“I’m not trying to win the approval of others but of God.” That is how all of us should be.
God matters more than man does. If you have to say certain things for someone to like you, then they don’t really like you. Their liking you is contingent on you agreeing with them.
A true friend is someone who loves you, even when you disagree. So, strive to please God rather than men. God is all that matters. In the end, we will stand before man, not God.