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Pleasing God

I have a question for you?

Are you trying to please people more than you're trying to please God? At one point in my life I certainly was. I was more concerned about what people thought and said about me than what God did. Now, forget about all of that. I realize I must focus on doing the things God wants me to do and when I do those things I will be much more helpful to people. It's true. Once we start getting in the place God has for us, we will not have one care in the world about the thoughts or words from people who mean us no good. Let me tell you, it's not worth your time to give any credit to the cares of the world, because they will wear you down. Concern yourself, first off, by what God thinks and says about you and there are many great things. And after that concern yourself with what your wise inner circle has to say, because they will be coming from a place of love and will want the best for you. They are the consistent ones you can count on. They're not hot today and cold tomorrow. When you need them they're always there for you and vice versa. So God first and inner circle second, ok? 1 Peter 5:7 says we should cast all our cares/anxiety on God because he cares for us.


Finally, Galatians 1:10 says, "for am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a bond-servant of Christ." That's what Paul told the churches/people of Galatia and as we know Paul didn't worry about what anyone thought or said about him. He was focused on what He knew the Lord thought about Him and what the Lord had to say. Paul was focused, influential, and impactful, because of that. We can be the same, as well.

Grace and peace.
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