Hi My name is Bridget and I'm a Blogaholic and recovering people pleaser. LOL
My mom and I had a two hour drive yesterday which left us with time to talk. She said something that stuck in my head. Be a God Pleaser not a people pleaser. I have worried all my life about pleasing people. Worried about what other people will think or say about me. Well, as I am getting older I am trying to concentrate on pleasing God and not others.
“I really don’t care what people think anymore.” I am not saying that to be rude, disrespectful, crude, cocky… but God is blessing me with the spiritual gift of “I really don’t care what people think!” This does not mean that I am not compassionate, loving, caring, considerate, thoughtful, or appreciative. As a matter of fact it’s quite the contrary. My decision making comes from a source, other than peoples opinion! I really think that has to be the case for all of us.
The bottom line is that we need to seek to please God and quit worrying about pleasing people. We need to examine our thoughts, feelings, motives and behaviors; as well as placing God’s desires together with our personal desires before others approval. I am not certain that “People Pleasers” are pleasing God, just people!
I never was going to have more than 2 children, homeschool or preach about Jesus on a blog because I was afraid of not pleasing ya' all...
Are you, or do you know a “People Pleaser?” What are your thoughts, feelings and perspectives about people pleasing? You can be honest and can say what you mean, because “I really don’t care what you think!” Posting this in Love!