Why You Should Stop Trying To Please People

Why You Should Stop Trying To Please People

Why You Should Stop Trying To Please People

You know those times when you know what the right thing to do is, but you get so worried about what people will think of that you don’t do it? Ya, we’ve all experience something along the lines of this.

I’ve noticed that we sometimes purposely choose not to make the right choice in order to please the people around us. But at the end of the day, what good does that do? Pleasing the people around you will get you nowhere. Why? Because the people around you can’t give you what you truly really need in the first place; only God can do that.

  1. How many people have failed to pursue their dreams because they are too caught up in what people might think?
  2. How many people have stopped just before crossing the finish line because they didn’t want people to be upset that they finished before them?
  3. How many people have yet to follow their God-given calling because the opinions of others have them bound in chains?

Do any of these describe you?

The opinions of others can never compare to the TRUTH of God. And the reasoning behind this post is simple: TO CHALLENGE YOU TO IGNORE THE OPINIONS OF OTHERS, AND PURSUE WHAT GOD HAS CALLED YOU TO DO.

Sure, some people might dislike your decisions. Some people might turn their backs on you. And frankly, some people might never understand the reasoning behind your motives.

“The LORD is with me; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?” -Psalms 118:6

But at the end of the day, there is not one opinion that is great enough to outweigh the calling God has for your life. That’s a fact. People will leave you….money will leave you….friends will leave you. But guess what? God won’t.

Pursue your God-given calling. Follow your dreams. Allow God to guide you every step of the way. Pleasing people might get you some acceptance, but it won’t get you acceptance into the only place that really matters.

“But the word of the Lord remains forever.” And that word is the Good News that was preached to you.” -1 Peter 1:25 

Don’t be a people pleaser.

—Jarrid Wilson


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  • Allie May 28, 2015 at 8:58 AM

    I struggle with people pleasing but in those times I remind myself:
    If Jesus couldn’t please everyone how do you expect us to please everyone?

  • Cindy May 3, 2015 at 3:30 PM

    This message hit home for me. Thank you for this! I really needed to read this today.

    • Monica Noluthando Oji May 3, 2015 at 11:08 PM

      Thanks J. Truth for the soul, and it spoke in so much volumes to me….Oh Lord help us.!!!! People pleaser…But why???

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