"Yet a time is coming
and has now come when the true worshipers will worship
the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the
kind of worshipers the Father seeks." - John 4:23

My Heavenly Daddy is healing
me from the inside out.

Transparency is Real.
Many times painful.

Daddy let me be secure in You only!

Saturday, January 02, 2010

"NO" FEAR OF DISPLEASING


This devotional truly is where I am at.

The struggle with people pleasing. I know without a doubt I will get to a point of healing (amen) where I will not care what people think of me anymore!!! My only desire will then be to please My Lord and be the person He has made me be. I want to obey His will and not worry what others think! If people frown upon my behavior and actions in being expressive as who He created me to be, then so be it! I desire to be 'more real,' if me being 'real' is not enough already! At the same time, ask to be more sensitive to others as I become more real. Not alter who God has made me, but we wise in what He entrusts in me!

I am sure many of us can find ourselves within the words below:


"Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trust in Me is kept safe."

DEAR JESUS,

I'm just beginning to realize how much my life is hampered by fear of man. This condition has been so prevalent that I failed to recognize it most of my life, it was simply part of the fabric of my daily existence. Now that I recognize this fear, I want very much to be free of it. But it is deeply engrained in my mind and heart. When I am with people, I'm much too concerned about displeasing them or looking foolish in their eyes. I confess I am a people pleaser, but I deeply desire to change.

BELOVED,

I will give you a two-pronged approach for dealing with this crippling fear. First, replace your fear of displeasing people with dread of displeasing Me-the Lord of the universe. Make pleasing Me your highest priority. Include Me in your thinking whenever you are making plans or decisions. Let your desire to please Me shine brightly, illuminating your thoughts and choices.

The second way to free yourself from fear of man is by developing a deeper trust in Me. Instead of trying to please people so they will give you what you want, trust in Me-the Supplier of all your needs. My glorious riches never run short, nor does My love for you. People can easily deceive you, promising you things with no intention of following through. Even if they mean well at the time, they may change their minds later on. Because I remain the same forever, I am absolutely dependable. Trusting in people is risky. Trusting in Me is wise. It keeps you safe. (Sarah Young)

9 comments:

  1. I think you can be less concerned with the people-pleasing thing immediately.

    Secretia

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  2. Your on the road to freedom! If you heart is to please the Lord, that is freedom. God Bless.

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  3. I opened your blog and the picture jumped right out at me. It made me want to dance....Trusting in Him...leaning on Him....believing for great things for you in twenty ten. You're the best JBR. Total best.

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  4. People-pleasing works just fine if the people around you are easily pleased. If not, it's a nightmare. Great post.

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  5. I have chill bumps from reading this! Great lesson here, JBR :)

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  6. I used to worry SO much about pleasing others. I guess at some point I snapped and now I just don't care what others think. It's quite liberating.

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  7. Your truth is real and important to all who care and support you......by being real you are being very honest and God loves you just the way you are.......:-) Hugs

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  8. "Trusting in people is risky. Trusting in Me is wise. It keeps you safe."...AMEN!!

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