Performance, compromise, control==my biological heritage. Thank you, God, for my spiritual heritage!!
by Hazel Straub
Worried and concerned about how you look to others and if they approve of you?
It is easy to get caught, trying to please people. However, the approval that is important comes from Yahweh God, our Father in Heaven. Pleasing people exhausts one, due to its demands for performance, compromise and control. It snares you into a spider web of deceit, with defeat and insecurity. God pleasing however, gives you your true identity, as you put your focus, actions, confidence and trust in him. You safely rest in the Lord, at peace because he is trustworthy and does not change. When we please God, the rewards are great.
The fear of man brings a snare, but whoever leans on, trusts in, and puts his confidence in the Lord is safe and set on high. Many crave and seek the ruler’s favor, but the wise man [waits] for…
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