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Galatians 1: 10 NLT “I’m not trying to win the approval of people, but of God.”

It’s easy to fall into that trap of trying to please everybody and trying to keep everybody happy because you want some peace and quiet at home.  The problem with that is that you are constantly walking on eggs.

Then there are times when you are supposed to be doing things that are pleasing to the Lord but you also have to keep everybody around you happy.  Causing you to slip up with your quiet time and bible reading.

If you are anything like me, you need to stand up for what you believe in, I am supposedly a freak because I can only speak about the LORD.  I have other interests but to be honest I love to talk about God.

I found when I was working that people couldn’t really get along with me because they felt uncomfortable in my company.  I was told that I acted “holy than thou” which to my way of thinking wasn’t the case.  I was just trying to be friendly and kind, listening to what people said and if I thought of something that they were doing I would say where it could be found in the Bible.  This made a number of people mad.  Do not tell them stories in the Bible that reflect on their lives.  I never thought it was a bad thing but apparently, it was.

I haven’t changed much I still enjoy talking about the LORD and I still remind people of what they are doing may or may not resonate with the LORD.

Who are you pleasing, God or people?

Prayer

Lord, it is difficult to be different and stand out from the crowd, I always feel like a square being pushed into a round whole.  I never seem to fit in and I don’t always understand people’s point of view.  Lord, help me to never disappoint You.  I don’t want to be a people pleaser I want to be on Your side all the time.  Show me the way forward and lead me in the name of the Lord, Jesus Christ.  Amen

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Galatians 6: 9AMP “Let us not grow weary or become discouraged in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap if we do not give in.”

I am thinking of a specific person in my personal life, this lady is hard working and really goes the extra mile.  I just feel sorry that she has been influenced by someone in her own personal life.  This lady has the ability to be friendly, stay kind and is normally very generous.

The funny thing is this person was always doing good deeds and never trying to receive accolades and cheers of greatness until the person she knows started pointed out that she is not getting these important accolades.

My dear friend doesn’t lose heart and do not grow weary and do not become discouraged in doing good, for you will receive at the proper time and you will reap if you do not give in.  Life can be trying at times and it isn’t easy but I think God wants each and every one of us to get up and dust ourselves off.  Do the good we can and never stop being kind and loving.

Time moves fast and before we know it, the time has run out for all of us.  The thing is we are all growing older and older each and every day.  We have to do what we can and it is expected that we do our best all the time and if not our best we should strive to do our best.  This business of giving up isn’t allowed in our lives.  We have to continue and never ever give up, these words must not come out of our mouths.

We all are God’s precious jewels, He bought each one of us with a price, the Life Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ.  Come on people, lets us never give up on God or people!

Prayer

Heavenly Father, give us the strength to stay focused and never grow weary or become discouraged in doing good.  Lord, we need Your strength and we need You to help us face each day.  We cannot do this on our own we love and worship You with all our heart, body and mind and soul in the lovely name of the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth.  Amen