(By Kim)

Dear People Pleaser,

I write this to you out of love and concern.

Time is running out faster than you can imagine, and if you are using bulk of your time trying to please people around you – that’s a sheer waste!

The very purpose you were created was to please your Creator. And it doesn’t matter what people think about you, because it was never about them. Don’t base your life on others’ approval of you for you are not what they say you are; you are what Jesus says you are – valued and accepted!

Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions subdue the whispers of the Holy Spirit. Don’t let their words choke your God-given vision.

Again, don’t live for recognition or man’s empty applause. The more you expect from men, the more you will be disappointed, but the more you expect from God, the more you will be filled. You are weak if you are making flesh your strength (Jeremiah 17:5), instead choose to live by the Spirit.

photo(6)In your job, in your career, in your ministry, in your church, don’t run to win the favour of ‘Mr. Influence’.

That’s feeble.

Your source is not man, your source is God. And when you seek God’s favour, man’s favour follows suit.

If you are busy pleasing men, you are no longer worthy of Him (Galatians 1:10). Seek His heart, not the platform. Don’t strive to be popular, but day after day, strive to be more passionate about Jesus.

Not how I regard the position of men but whether I truly teach the way of God (Mark 12:14).

Not how many people I am able to please in my audience by what I say, but whether I live for the audience of my Jesus.

Not how many books or songs I am able to sell, but whether my words have power to sustain the weary (Isaiah 50:4).

Not how many friends or likes I have on Facebook, but how am I glorifying Jesus in there.

Not what cool gadget or hand phone I use, but how much have I invested in my inner self.

Do not conform to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind (Romans 12:1). Because when you conform, you compromise.

You are not called to fit in the world, but to set yourself apart for God. So… love people unconditionally, but seek to please God and God alone.

Live to be a Jesus pleaser! Today let’s start afresh.

Learning alongside you…