8 comments on “Scriptures That Bother Me — Galatians 1:10

  1. I think that at some level, we ALL struggle with this. I’m so thankful for His grace, and for His Holy Spirit who is constantly teaching… guiding… convicting… comforting. I would so love for there to be less of me and more of Him.

  2. I’m a Paula pleaser for sure. I’ve always considered myself a “people pleaser” but thanks be to your post, the record has been set straight. I’m a down right “Paula pleaser”…sigh. Words of affirmation must be my language too. Thanks for another eye opening post. May I live to please others and not my self. Amen!

  3. The fear of man will become a snare, but those who trust in the Lord will be kept safe…Proverbs 29:25

    This scripture is underlined in ALL my Bibles!! Can you tell there is an issue here,,praise God He is greater in me, than this flesh that tries to please and seek other’s approvals!!

    Great devotional. POWERFUL!!!!!

  4. That is a beautiful verse. Very simple and clear. It’s all about God.

    “If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ”

    I’m not a pastor, but I bet it is sometimes a challenge to balance spoken truth against paying the bills. Sure wouldn’t want to offend a heavy tither. I say that in jest with a bit of truth rolled in.

    As for checking the “blog-o-meter”. I do it every time I log on. That is many times during the day. I suppose it feeds my ego a bit, but more importantly it gives me a gage against my dream.

    That dream or vision is to “maximize my impact for Christ in the shortest amount of time”. I believe technology can be a tool to help me reach the dream God has put on my heart.

  5. Excellent Excellent Excellent!

    I feel you 100% and face the same challenges except for the preaching part. I think in some way we also want to know that we are relevant. If we get no feedback – then unless we get a word from God that we please Him in such and such way, how else do you know?

    I tell you something else too… when I check my blog stats and wonder why some piece I wrote that I may feel is important only attracted 5 readers, instead of being discouraged I write for the few, the one who it may make a difference for. And i realize too that my words may make a difference and someone may not say anything at all. That’s cool too.

    Most of all I found that with blogging, I am doing it for the love of expression, the love of the craft of writing, and to make a positive contribution with words which have within them life and death.

    So it’s all good. If we know what motivates us and can listen to our spirits when god speaks through – then we can at least face ourselves head on and not be deceived.

    Thanks Jim – I love your transparancy. It really does make a difference – so be encouraged and please keep writing.

  6. Liked your post. I can definitely relate to being a people pleaser and “Tom” pleaser both. Although, I am wondering if I am not enabling you (Jim) somewhat by responding to your post(Half Joking). We are wired in different ways as you pointed out with reference to Gary Chapman. I too love words of afirmation, but want to learn to to get that afirmation-love from GOD’S word! As is the christian life this is a journey and and i continually in seeing how He(GOD) is the only thing stable in my life.

  7. Tom,

    Thanks for your words of affirmation. And yes, you did enable me, but that is what those love languages are for!! Blessings on your journey, and I know God will continue to show you He is the only stable thing in your life.


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