Are you a people-pleaser or a God-pleaser?


TRY TO PLEASE GOD, NOT MAN

We should keep in mind the words of the apostle Paul, who in Ga 1:10 wrote:

“For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a servant of Christ.”

If we are serious in our desire to be the servants of Christ, then we must make sure it is God we are trying to please, and not man. This is not to suggest that we give no thought as to how to be more pleasing in our demeanor or presentation of the gospel, but it does mean that we should be more concerned about what God thinks, rather than what people may think.

Gal 1:11 “But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man.”

Gal 1:12 “For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught [it], but by the revelation of Jesus Christ”

When the Holy Spirit gives me a word for someone it is not up to me if that person receives it or rejects it. I am simply obeying the Spirit. Just like when the Holy Spirit draws you to salvation. It is up to you to receive it or reject it.

Gal 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

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6 thoughts on “Are you a people-pleaser or a God-pleaser?

  1. I’m with Rob. It is hard not to be a follower of man. We were doing a study Wednesday night and it hit me what a rebel Jesus was. Sometimes he’d do miracle and say, “Now don’t tell anyone” because he didn’t want to support the popular campaign to make him king. It seems in this day so many people are giving tips on how to get bigger, better blogs; how to market your product to more people; how to get others to “follow” you. Put’s a whole new perspective on followers of men, yes?

  2. Very good posting. We live in a society where people are so conscious of other people’s opinion of them that they are crippled . It seems today, as in Jesus day that people care more about what other people think of them than what God thinks of them. It is worthy of note also that the lsat church mentioned in the book of revelation, Laodicea, comes from 2 Greek words meaning people’s opinions or people’s judgement.

  3. Fantastic posting. I really appreciated you sayu=ing, “If we are serious in our desire to be the servants of Christ, then we must make sure it is God we are trying to please, and not man.”

    This is a big problem for each of us. How easy it is to fall into a habit of seeking to please others as we go through the motions of pleasing God! Lord bless you!

    1. It is hard and it use to be a struggle for me. Thank God that I have learned how to line up my soul (feelings and emotions) with my Spirit (Christ) and I have learned to tell my flesh to shush because I am a Son of God and I hold every promise promised to me.

      Blessings to you friend!

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