Relinquish Your Desire to Please Others

To follow Me wholeheartedly, you must relinquish your desire to please other people. However, your closeness to Me will bless others by enabling you to shine brightly in this dark world.


As the deer pants for streams of water,
so my soul pants for you, O God.

My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.
When can I go and meet with God?

PSALM 42 : 1 – 2


As a “recovering caretaker ” 🙂 this definitely caught my attention. As caretakers we not only ‘take care of people to our own detriment and theirs ” we want their approval for doing so. Craziness….. Lord, thank you for rescuing me from being a caretaker and yet leaving me with the spiritual gift of encouragement and compassion for others, a desire to help when it is your desire for me to do so — only then does your light shine through my actions.

The words of a song learner as a child in Sunday School are playing in my head as I silently sing —

This little light of mine
I ‘m gonna let it shine…”

May you have a blessed and light-filled day with The Lord!


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