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The Problem With Pleasing People


You can’t please everyone. It has been said, “I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.”
People are selfish. Even if someone accepts you it is often just to use you for their own purposes.
People are limited. Even if someone does have your best interest at heart what they think is goo, right, and wise is limited, and very often wrong.
People are not good forgivers. When you do something to displease them, and you will, finding joy in their acceptance again will be difficult.
Pleasing people is temporary. When we stand before the Judge it will not matter how many people thought we were great. The only thing that will matter is, “Have I pleased the Lord.”
By the way, we can please God: He is not selfish, is not limited, is a great forgiver, and His opinion of us will stand for eternity! Why not seek His pleasure above all others?

–from Focus Online

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We rely only on God's written word as the authority for how we worship Him.
You can be simply a Christian, a follower of Christ, without being a member of any man-made denomination. Read more about us