Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Fearing and Pleasing God

“The fear of God is the only cure for the fear of people.”  -Craig Groeschel

Often times we can become more concerned with pleasing people—whether pleasing on the job, pleasing at church, or pleasing our friends and family—than pleasing the one true God.  In Harriet Braiker’s book The Disease to Please she indicates four symptoms of Pleasers: (1) a tendency to take criticism too personally, (2) a constant fear of rejection from those around them, (3) they have difficulty in expressing their true feelings, (4) and they have a reluctance to say no even when it’s clear they should.  Sometimes it takes reevaluation to remember our ultimate goal: fearing and pleasing God.  Do not take advantage of each other, but fear your God. I am the Lord your God. (Leviticus 25:17) 

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