Many of us spend most of our saved lives attempting to please God and those we feel are closer to him than we are (Pastors, worship leaders, other leaders of the faith/church). First off let me say pleasing others needs to take a back seat to pleasing God. There is no one that can get you into heaven so focus on the one who actually can, G-O-D. Everything else will fall into place nicely. Paul says in Galatians 1:10 For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ. We have to start living by this same principle.
For many, pleasing God has become a daunting task that threatens to pull us away from him. We work and work getting burned out trying to earn salvation and his favor that we have already obtained. But all we have to do to please him is truly believe in him and continue to seek him. As we seek, we will find, and we will be led to respond in ways that please him even more.
But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of those who diligently seek him. Hebrews 11:6
If you have accepted him as your personal Lord and Savior and believe that he is a rewarder of those who persistently and consistently seek after him, not only are you continually saved but you are pleasing him.
If you are finding yourself stressing out about pleasing God STOP right now and think: Do you believe? Are you walking this life the best way you know how and following your convictions?
If the answers are yes, then you're good =). If the answer are no, tell him you’re sorry and then decide to do better in that moment (repent) and you’re good! =) Of course we can always do better but remember, faith is to God's heart what good food is to a man’s stomach lol =)
Melanie N. Lee
I just REALLY love Jesus!!!
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