Wednesday, June 26, 2024

People Pleasing (Gal. 1:10)

"Am I trying to please people?" (Gal. 1:10).

I am a people pleaser. I say that regretfully. I'm the type of person who will jump in and try to help even without being asked. As a result, I find myself involved in situations I have no business being involved in.

But I'm learning. I'm learning to simplify my life. I'm learning to say no. I'm learning to mind my own business. I'm learning to pray about it first. "Lord, is this the time to help or to leave it alone?" My life is becoming -- ever so gradually -- more and more peaceful. I no longer feel like a ping-pong game where I'm the ball. People's approval (or disapproval) means less to me a result. Step by step, I'm achieving equilibrium in my life again.

Friend, ask yourself, "What's really important?" Make it okay to say no. This will help you align your actions with your goals. And you'll find a whole new meaning to the word balance.