For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.

Galatians 1: 10

 

Who you seek to please sets a tone and a course for what you do and for where you go; we are people who are motivated, in part, by the feedback that we get from others in our lives, and we will modify the way that we decide to act based upon the audience for those acts.

 

If the people that we look to for our primary sense of understanding, acceptance, and confirmation are basing their concepts of what is good, proper, and loving upon purely human values and understanding, then the directive feedback that we receive will be oriented toward the self-centered and self-pleasing perspective of the earth bound mind.

 

However, when we look to God as the One who tells us about our value, worth, and worthiness the essential orientation of our lives is changed. The Lord focuses His love on us in a manner that serves our needs and that directs us toward serving others, and He guides us toward elevating our thinking from that earthy perspective to one that sees the heavenly. By serving Christ, we seek to do as He does; thus, we are directed to look outside of ourselves toward meeting the needs of others; then, we should start to understand more fully the true value that God sees in us.

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