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May 17, 2024



Fearing people is a dangerous trap, but trusting the Lord means safety.

Proverbs 29:25 NLT



Pause a moment and realize what the wisest man who ever lived is saying to us — “fearing people is a dangerous trap.”


Let me break down a great truth for us. First, you cannot please everyone. No matter how hard you try some people will not agree with you or approve of you. 


Second, you don’t have to please everyone. Don’t live with the pressure of having to please people. That pressure will kill you.


Third, rejection will not ruin you. There will be people who reject you and attack you. That does not shift the way God views you.


The key for us is to remember that God loves us, and God is for us. We read in Romans 8:31, “If God is for us, who can ever be against us?”

Our goal in life is to please God and walk in His grace and love. We don’t have to give other people power over us. We don’t have to allow our view of ourselves to be determined by the words and actions of others. 


You are a divine creation of God. He loves you and has a plan for your life. You will not be perfect. You will fail at times. But you are not a failure. You have been created as an overcomer. Choose today to triumph in God’s calling on your life. 



Holy Spirit help me to be free from the trap of people pleasing. Help me focus on pleasing You. My self-image must be tied up in my relationship with You. 

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Lord thank you for loving me unconditionally despite all.

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