Monday, July 14, 2008
In Other Words Tuesday
“When we are set free from the bondage of pleasing others,when we are free from currying others approval-then no one will be able to make us miserable or dissatisfied. And then, if we know we have pleased God, contentment will be our consolation. ~Kay Arthur- One of my biggest problems throughout my entire life, is that I have always tried to be a people pleaser. I never wanted to make anyone mad at me, or upset with me. I really wanted everyone to like me, and be my friend. I wanted people to accept me, and approve of me. Well, guess what? That is never going to happen, not everyone is going to like you, or accept you for who you are. The more you try to earn their acceptance, the more they will hurt you. I spent most of my life being a human doormat, being used and abused by people, that I thought were my friends. But, they only wanted to be my friend, when they needed me, then they would leave me. Sadly, even your family will take advantage of your kindness, they can sometimes hurt you much worse than friends. My eyes were finally opened, and I realized the truth. God is my one and only true friend, He will never leave me. He loves me, and accepts me as His own. No one can make me miserable unless I allow them to. No longer do I seek to be a people pleaser, only a God pleaser. Pleasing Him, brings me much contentment.