Seeking Christ

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.”

Galatians 1:10

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.

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One response to “Seeking Christ

  1. I LOVE this post. :) Thank you for sharing these thoughts. It is something I am working on, all the time. At first, I was slow to speak of our work with orphans and homeless people…I didn’t want to burden anyone with my “crazy” ideas, and I didn’t want to be laughed at or thought less of for doing something so… well, CRAZY! I am learning to be more open, to be the voice for the orphans. This blog really spoke how I feel! I also really, really needed the reminder. This post is quite timely. :) Thank you.

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