I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. -Psalm 119:11
“How do YOU feel?”
“What makes YOU happy?”
“What do YOU want to do?”
“Who do YOU want to be?”
It’s no secret we live in a world that won’t let you escape from you. Everything is about you. It’s about how to make you better. How to make sure you’re living how you want to live. If you aren’t in the equation, then why bother?
Now those questions aren’t inherently bad. You are important. You do matter. You have worth.
The danger lies when “You” become your world, it leaves no room to consider and be mindful of the The One who created it all.
When “You” becomes a big part of the equation, “You”, then becomes the person you are seeking to please.
But that’s not God’s way. When we say we’ve accepted the gift of salvation, we are also declaring as Paul declared, "I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.” (Galatians 2:20)
He’s not called us to please ourselves and others. What we seek to please shows us where we’ve placed our worth and our significance. It will become an idol. It will consume our minds.
He’s called us to please Him (Colossians 1:9). And when we please Him, we bear fruit. We grow in spiritual understanding and wisdom. We increase in our knowledge of Him.
So who are you pleasing? Are you more concerned about “Your purpose” than God’s purpose? Are you more concerned about “Your happiness” than God’s delight? Are you more concerned bout “Your goals” than God’s will?
It’s contrary to everything the world and its ways say. And many won’t understand it. But take comfort, God will and that’s the ONLY one you are called to please.
I pray we would turn our devotion and our affection to Him—daily living to grow in Him so that we may desire even more so to Please HIM.