August 27, 2015

Five Things You Should Know about People Pleasers

People have the need to play it safe. To be loved and accepted. However, this need gets a lot of people in trouble when it becomes a controlling desire.

79 percent of ministry leaders in one survey of 1,000 pastors and 91 percent in another survey of over 1,200 pastors admitted to people-pleasing tendencies to some degree.

Here are five things I discovered about people pleasers.
  1. They tend to be insecure, weak in leadership and afraid to make tough decisions. They can be some of the nicest people you know and at the same time some of the most unreliable.

  2. They failed to find their identity and self-worth as teens and struggle in this area even as adults and in their respective ministries.

  3. Some are really followers masquerading as leaders.

  4. They have a need to be liked by people, and will say whatever it takes to win their approval, even if it contradicts what they truly believe or what they know is right.

  5. They can't be trusted. You can't believe anything they tell you because their purpose is always to please everyone.
Imagine standing before Jesus and He ask you, "How did you do at being a people pleaser?"

Obviously, I’m not trying to be a people pleaser - but of God. If pleasing people were my goal, I would not be Christ’s servant. Gal. 1:10

Paul was not trying to win friends, popularity was not his goal are purpose. Pleasing people was not on his list of priorities.

Paul was willing to speak an unpleasant truth and make enemies. He knew that he could not succeed in his ministry or calling, serve the Lord faithfully while trying to please everybody.

Who are you seeking to please?


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