by Lenny Ports

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Series: A Journey of Faith
Lenny Ports
Proverbs 29:25

There are too many people living in this world that are focused on pleasing people. We all want to be accepted and loved, but the problem comes when you look to people for love and acceptance. In the world, people will go to great lengths to be liked and accepted. In the world being pleasing to someone happens when they like you or you do something that is pleasing to them.

Pleasing people requires something from me. I must be either good looking or I must do something good for them. I must provide a product that they like, or produce something that they find pleasure in. I have got to agree with what they are saying or I have to become like them.

I saw a saying the other day that I liked. It said, ''Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.''

That is the trap that many people find themselves in. They learn what to do to make people be pleased with them, but it only lasts as long as people like them. This is especially true in the entertainment industry. People are pleased with you one day, and the next day, they drop you like a hot potato. As fast as some of them are raised up, they are knocked down.

Proverbs 29:25 The fear of man brings a snare, But whoever trusts in the Lord shall be safe.

Trying to please people is a trap. When they are pleasing to one click of people they are displeasing to the other click of people, and they can never please everyone all the time. Much of it stems back to a fear of rejection. People don't want to be rejected, so they will accept second best or second rate and find themselves in a life of misery because they haven't been healed on the Jesus. He is the ONLY ONE that can heal the human soul.

Jesus said (Luke 4:18-19 KJV), The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives ...

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