Isn’t it relieving to find out you weren’t made to please everybody?
Oh..I’m sorry you probably didn’t know that.. Well let’s get to it then. 😄
Ahem.. “You weren’t made to please everybody.”
Somewhere along the way we got the words LOVE and PLEASE mixed up.
We weren’t asked to please everyone we were asked to LOVE everyone. (1 John 4:7-8, 1Peter 4:8,etc)
We were created to please ONE. I’m sure by the boldness of that you know who the “one” is, but just in case it’s Papa, God, Jesus, or whatever you like to call Him.
In Galatians 1:10 it says,
“For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.” Yikes. Pleasing and even trying to please man would demote us from serving just Jesus. And I’ll tell you right now you ain’t got the time for all that work just to be demoted from your true heart’s desire (to please HIM)
But let’s get another scripture in there for back up in case it’s needed.
Colossians 3:23 reads,
“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men”
NOT men. Whatever you do, do it well yes, but for THE LORD and The Lord only.
Man doesn’t give us validation to keep on living (or doing what we do) so we shouldn’t strive to get it from someone that doesn’t even have the right to give it.
Everything you do is and should be for the audience of ONE.
People around you get to witness this and yes it may provoke transformation or curiosity or whatever else but people are not whom we need to try and get happy or satisfy.
You are NOT responsible for someone else’s happiness or satisfaction. You can always ADD to their happiness or satisfaction but it’s not required nor necessary to strive to do so.
R E L A X. (I love that word so you might see it often 😄)
You can shake off the lies that try and taunt you with having to be perfect for everyone else, to do whatever it is you do well, just so the people witnessing can be content with you.. Yea..Nah!
You be YOU for HIM.
Cause honey, people are never quite satisfied by anything other than Papa sized satisfaction. Period.
So shake more off.
I’ll let you in on another truth…
He is ALREADY pleased with you. Right now. 100%. Right where you currently stand. You please Him. He couldn’t be a prouder Papa, He is in awe of you so much so that you’re all He sees when He looks at you! (Deuteronomy 32:10 – sub in “her” for “him” 😉) And you did NOTHING. Not one single thing.
Now let that one sit and soak for a bit..
Haha wow how refreshing it is!!
Your Creator is pleased with you as His creation.
Your Papa is pleased with you as His daughter.
Your Friend is pleased with you as His friend.
Your King is pleased with you as His princess.
Your God is pleased with you as His Worshiper.
Rest in that truth today.. You are released from that slave lie in pleasing everyone. If they aren’t pleased with you they better go somewhere with all-a-that! Cause it’s NOT going to effect how you operate and continue to please Him. 💁(#shoooot)
Now… Back to my first question,
Isn’t it relieving to find out you weren’t made to please everybody? 😉
Tanisha Poni 💜