Monday, October 8, 2007

Saturday's Devotional--People Pleasers


 Good Morning,
 
 "In the temple courts he [Jesus] found men selling cattle, sheep and
doves, and others sitting at tables exchanging money. So he made a
whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple area, both sheep
and cattle; he scattered the coins of the money changers and
overturned their tables. To those who sold doves he said, 'Get these
out of here! How dare you turn my Father's house into a market!'" John 2:14-16

 
 Of one thing we can be certain: Jesus was not a "people pleaser."
The reality is that "people pleasers" inevitably end up getting
frustrated and angry because they are not getting the response they
want from trying to please everybody, and ultimately end up pleasing nobody.

 
 It isn't possible to please everybody. When we try to, we do it out
of our own need for approval—an empty substitute for love. As one
person said, "If you have to stand on your head to make others
happy, all you can expect to get is a big headache."

 
 Or as another put it, "If you stand for something you will have some
people for you and some against you. But if you stand for nothing,
you will have nobody against you—and nobody for you."

 
 As already noted, Jesus was not a "people pleaser." He stood for
truth and right regardless of what anybody thought of him. May God
help you and me to do the same.

 
 "Suggested prayer: "Dear God, help me to find inner security both in
your love and that of others so I will not be searching for love in
trying to please others. Deliver me from this bondage. Thank you for
hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully in Jesus' name, Amen."

 
 Dick Innes
 ACTS International
 
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"Never Gaze At Something That Does Not Belong In Your Future."
Mike Murdock

"I am Not Moved by What I See.
I am Moved Only by What I Believe.
Smith Wigglesworth

 
With Love & Prayers,
Sis. Pat

 
"The Atmosphere of Expectancy is
the Breeding Ground for Miracles!"
Pastor Rod Parsley

Expect Your Miracle Today!
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2 comments:

Flassie's Fil'a said...

Thanks for the help at Violette's!

Are you going to have a Guest Book at your show for people to sign?

Have a Blessed Show?

S. Holland said...

Yes, I needed this reminder and the prayer. Thanks, Candace. I have been much happier as I have begun to learn how not to try to please everyone, and how not to expect everyone to like me.

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