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How To Not Be A People Pleaser

This post is all about how to not be a people pleaser.

So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.

1 Corinthians 10:31

Are you a people pleaser? Have you ever felt frustrated when people didn’t appreciate your effort?

You’ve worked so hard on something. To meet the deadline, you’ve given your precious time. You’ve skipped a meal, focused on your task, and left everything else behind just to achieve your goal.

Yet…the person on the other end seemed not so interested in your effort. You failed to please someone because you didn’t meet his or her expectations.

Hey, don’t get disappointed that you’ve felt frustrated when someone was not pleased with you. Like everyone, you’re a naturally-born people pleaser.

People tend to do things for other people to see. We’re hungry for validation, for applaud, for approval from other people.

The fact is it’s not always the case. You can’t please people all the time. They won’t applaud you for everything that you do for them. They won’t always celebrate with you when you achieve something.

But above all these frustrations and lack of appreciation, God is saying to you right now, “your labor is not in vain. I appreciate you. I celebrate your success. And I am pleased with you. Because I love you.”

When was the last time you felt disappointed in yourself?

Declare something you will do today to please God, not others.


How amazing you are, Lord!
Who am I to be appreciated?
Who am I to be loved?
I am nothing.
Yet, You have chosen to be with me.
You celebrate with me.
You acknowledge me.
And, You love me.
By your grace, I declare victory over my frustrations.
I will do everything to the best of my skills and energy, not to please others, but to please You and only You.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.

This post is all about how to not be a people pleaser.

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Rachel runs a small bakery & cafe in her town, alongside her high school best friends. She's a former teacher who pursued the creative industry and later on discovered her passion for baking and photography.

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