So Over Pressure: People Pleasing

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Hebrews 11:24-26; Acts 5:29; Galatians 1:10; 1 Thessalonians 2:4

 Reflection Questions

1.   Who are the people in your life that you often feel pressure to please? Why these persons? Is this pleasing unhealthy?

2.   What are your motives for trying to be a people pleaser? What fears do you have if you fail to please them?

3.   Read Hebrews 11:24-26. Think of a time when you were criticized for your obedience to God. What did you learn from your experience?

4.   Read Acts 5:29 and Galatians 1:10: What steps can you make to focus more on pleasing God and not living for the approval of people?

5.   Read 1 Thessalonians 2:4. What is the difference between not being a people pleaser and never caring what people think? What is the balance between living for God’s approval alone but not being dismissive of others in a negative manner? 

 Going Further

Take steps to stop living for people and instead start living fully for God by reading and reflecting on the following Bible passages this week: Day 1: Galatians 1:6-10 -- Day 2: Proverbs 29:25 -- Day 3: 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8 -- Day 4: John 12:37-43 -- Day 5: 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 -- Day 6: Romans 12:1-2