Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ. Galatians 1:10
Just try to do and be the best you that you know how. It is such a waste of time and effort to try to please everybody. That is a job no one could ever accomplish.
It's easy to allow yourself, especially during rough periods, to be influenced by others. God is the only person that will always stand by you and have your back. So the only person you should strive to please is God.
Do not change yourself for others. Do not lose yourself trying to be something that you are not. The only reason you should make a change within your life is for God. He would want you to be the best version of yourself. Do not be influenced by the people surrounding you. Imitate Christ.
No matter how hard a situation may be, you must put your faith in God. He is the One person you can always count on.
You are not really free, until you are free from trying to please everybody. If your goal is to make everyone happy, you are always going to be disappointed. Carry on ... whether you get people's approval or not.
You know God's voice.
Just follow it.
Father, help us to be God pleasers and not people pleasers. We want to give You the honor and respect that You are due. Help us to hear and follow Your voice, Your instruction, Your leading. In Jesus’ name, amen.
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