God Pleaser

If you should do an evaluation of your life would you honestly say you have put in your best in every endeavor of your life? Or you only try to put in your best because of the number of people watching or depending on you? The desire in you to put in more is not borne out of a desire to please God but to please the people around you; if this is the description of your life, then it is time to change that description. This manner of lifestyle may give you points with men but ultimately, your true identity as a man pleaser or a hypocrite will come to the fore. Unfortunately, the world celebrates such people and even coin names for them as socially out going people.  As a child of God, if we walk in this manner, our service to God and relationships with each other will be filled with lies and hypocrisy. Maybe you have seen this in your life or that of a loved one in Christ; no matter the effort put in to change, you just find yourself slipping back into the mire. But what does the Bible have to say about this?  Philippians 2:5 tells us “Make your own attitude that of Christ Jesus”. In other words, Christ’s mindset must be ours. Everything He did was for the glory of God the Father not to please or win the approval of any man. The reason why so many become people pleaser is because they want to protect their perceived territories and for self preservation, thus, winning the approval of people like them. Christ left His glory to come down to earth to die for sinful man. Because of His success, He is highly exalted with a Name above every other name, such that at His Name every knee on earth, in Heaven under the earth shall bow. In light of the above, when we serve God selflessly in all spheres of life no matter the conditions, more glory and honor is released to us here on earth and in eternity with the Lord. “Don’t work only while being watched, in order to please men, but as slaves of Christ, do God’s will from your heart. Render service with a good attitude, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that whatever good each one does, slave or free, he will receive this back from the Lord.” Ephesians 6:6-8. Thus, whatever mindset you employ to carry out your duties on this earth, bear it at the back of your mind that there’s a reward waiting: “Look I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me to repay each person according to what he has done.” Revelation 22:12. Friend, it is time to serve God selflessly and not to play to the gallery as our approval is from Him and not from any person! God bless you.


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