You know those times when you know the right thing to do, but you get so worried about what people will think that you don’t do it? Ya, we’ve all had those experiences.
Think about it…
Sometimes we purposely choose not to follow the right decisions in order to please the people around us. But at the end of the day, what does that do? Nothing…
Pleasing the people around you will get you nowhere. Why? Because the people around you can’t give you what you truly really need in the first place. Only God can do that.
1. How many people have failed to pursue their dreams because they are too caught up in what people might think?
2. How many people have stopped just before crossing the finish line because they didn’t want people to be upset that they finished before them?
3. How many people have yet to follow their God-given calling because the opinions of others have them bound in chains?
Do any of these describe you?
The opinions of others can never compare to the TRUTH of God. And the reasoning behind this post is simple: TO CHALLENGE YOU TO IGNORE THE OPINIONS OF OTHERS, AND PURSUE WHAT GOD HAS CALLED YOU TO DO.
Sure, some people might dislike your decisions. Some people might turn their backs on you. And frankly, some people might never understand the reasoning behind your motives.
Psalm 118:6 - The LORD is with me; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?
But at the end of the day, there is not one opinion that is great enough to outweigh the calling God has for your life. People will leave you. Money will leave you. Jobs will leave you. But guess what? God won’t.
Pursue your God-given calling. Follow your dreams. And allow God to guide you every step of the way. Pleasing people might get you some acceptance, but it won’t get you acceptance into the only place that really matters. #Heaven
1 Peter 1:25 - But the word of the Lord remains forever.” And that word is the Good News that was preached to you.
Don’t be a people pleaser. Be a purpose seeker.
- Jarrid Wilson