caringHave you ever beat yourself up over what other people think of you?  It may be just because they looked at you wrong,  or quit talking to you all of a sudden, or worse yet…they didn’t like your FACEBOOK status!

Maybe you have been racking your brain trying to figure out what you did and what to do to make it better.  Maybe you think, “If they only knew my heart”.

Well, would you believe that caring about what people think of you may just be a plan of the enemy?  It could actually paralyze you from doing the things God has called you to.  There are so many people in our lives it would be impossible to please them all anyway.  So why do we keep trying?  Instead, let’s focus on pleasing just ONE….not just ANYONE, but THE One.

1 Thessalonians 2:4 says, ” For we speak as messengers approved by God to be entrusted with the Good News.  Our purpose is to please God, not people. He ALONE examines the motives of our hearts.”

Now with that being said, does it mean we can go about doing and saying whatever we want to people because it doesn’t matter what they think of us?  Of course not.   That’s why this verse is so important.  Psalms 139:23-24 which says, “Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends You, and lead me along the path of everlasting life.”

We should care SO much about people that what they think of US, doesn’t matter.

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