E-votional - Pleaser
the contrary, we speak as men approved by God to be entrusted with the
gospel. We are not trying to please men but God, who tests our hearts."
- 1 Thessalonians 2:11-12
a buzz word of the past 5-10 years. People who all they want to do is
to be fixers and pleasers. Pleasing
people is something that we do, on some level, in hopes that our actions,
our being are appreciated, maybe even in an attempt to validate our
Pleasing people is different that doing the chores of the house, doing the
expected work at the office or even taking care of family. These
things are part of life. But there is something else, there can be
another reason for doing things, pleasing people, where responsibility to
another and/or dysfunction is not a factor.
Hear the Good News, as we understand
the powerful and
wonderful presence of God in our life, we seek to reach out, not so much to
validate who we are, but rather to pay homage and give thanks to God.
If God would do such wonderful things in our life, and since God does great
things in our life and brings so much to our heart, the best way we can
to God is to reach out to others.
Today, when you see people, instead of sizing them up, one way or another,
look at them as someone whom God loves so much, enough to call them by name,
individually. View them as someone who could use a reminder of the
love and grace of God. Then remind yourself that as a child of God, we
are to reach out and love all of our neighbors, all of creation. (Luke
Father, let me do things for others,
I pray others are able to catch a glimpse of Your love through
anything I can do. Remind
me that I do this for them, because of You. Thank you
Father, for all You have
done and all You will continue to do in my life. Amen.