WEDNESDAY 7TH MARCH 2018
TOPIC: DON’T TRY TO PLEASE EVERYBODY
TEXT: GALATIANS 1:10 “For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ…”
We tend to fall into one of two traps:
1) THINKING TOO MUCH OF OURSELVES. To succeed in the assignment God has given you in life you need two things – dependence on God and confidence in God as long as those two things are in place you’ll succeed.
2) THINKING TOO LITTLE OF OURSELVES. Many of us have made it our goal to change someone’s opinion of us; to prove to them that we’re valuable. Until you stop agreeing with the opinions of those who criticise you, you’ll remain locked in a prison of your own making.
When your critic’s opinion becomes your opinion, you’ve built a prison inside your soul with only one prisoner – you. The fact is some of the people you’ve spent your life trying to impress may never be impressed. And you need to accept that from God’s perspective, it doesn’t matter! To succeed, you must be able to work alongside others without letting yourself be controlled by their moods and opinions. That’s why Paul wrote, ‘I’m not trying to win the approval of people, but of God. If pleasing people were my goal, I would not be Christ’s servant. So seek only God’s approval.
MEDITATION: 1 Thess.2:4
EXODUS 18/LUKE 21/JOB 36/ 2 COR. 6