Pleasing Others

[Stop]: trying to please everyone . . . [Stop] . . . making decisions based on what other people want. (Gene Chizik, football coach)

Those are two of the five things Chizik says “you need to stop NOW.” How many times have you been disappointed when you acted in a certain way to please someone else? Or you made a choice on the basis of what you thought other people might think you should choose? How well did that work out for you? Think carefully and stand on your own principles.

Our purpose is to please God, not people. He alone examines the motives of our hearts (1 Thessalonians 2:4).