Are you a people pleaser?
I don’t know about you, but I sure am! Big time, actually. Pleasing others has always been something I’ve done because it makes me feel better about myself and more loved.
Did you know that the Bible speaks of this specifically? I had no idea that it did, but one day I was reading in the first chapter of Galatians, and I found this verse. Here’s what Paul writes in verse 10.
“For am I now seeking the approval of man, or God?
Or, am I trying to please man?
If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.”
You know how people sometimes cough in their throat whenever they want you to pay attention? When I read this verse, I felt like Someone must have been tapping on my shoulder and saying, “Cough, Cough, Sarah, Cough!”
Is Someone tapping on your shoulder too? What is He trying to teach you about how you live your day-to-day life through this verse?
Are you seeking for approval from others? Maybe it’s time for all of us to realize that we have all the security of self we could ever need. All we have to do is seek Christ instead of seeking after our peers.