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Recalling before I was a born-again believer. I remember how much of a people pleaser I tried to be; I didn’t want to disappoint anyone. I didn’t want friends or family to be mad at me or not talk to me.

I also recall quite vividly, the extreme anxiety, anguish, and worry of failing to meet the expectations others had of me. There was a time when, if I disappointed someone, they would point out my failures and wrongs.

That was, until. I met Jesus and he rocked my world. And, as time went on and I realized that I am always going to be a work in progress. As I grew, I realized the only one I was disappointing was me. It was me who failed to meet the expectations I had for myself. 

That was such a game-changer. Knowing that Jesus Christ, my Savior, is the only one I have to live for. To walk in the way that Jesus teaches through the Gospel. To live by faith. Not for man.

“ Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to Please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.”

Galatians 1:10 NIV

Originally Published October 23, 2020

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