Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Prison of People-pleasing


When I look to people for my security, whether financial, emotional, or otherwise, I'm trapped by how they respond to my needs. When I look to Jesus, I'm safe and secure. Only He has the resources to make me whole.

This must be what the writer of Proverbs meant when he said, "The fear of man brings a snare; those who trust in the Lord are secure." Proverbs 29: 25.

Have you ever been caught in the trap of people-pleasing? What ways has the Lord showed you how precious you are to Him?