People pleasing is something I am constantly trying to do. I don’t want to step on any toes or offend anyone to the point of stepping on my own toes. The problem is I often neglect my own needs because everyone else comes first, this spills over into every single area of my life. At home, at work, people I like, people I don’t like. At what point is enough, enough?
I’m learning I don’t have to please everyone as long as the path I am following pleases the Lord. I’ve made some decisions lately that were for me and they made some people pretty unhappy. This caused unrest within me for awhile. I really don’t like it when people are angry with me or unhappy in general. Tonight I realized their anger was misdirected at me and their unhappiness is not mine to carry. Proverbs 16:7 tells us “When a man’s ways please the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.” I don’t have to please everyone as long as I please my Heavenly Father! What a weight that lifted off my shoulders. Are you people pleasing too much too? 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal