Posted by: Pure Glory | 07/07/2018

God Pleasing Rewards

by Hazel Straub

Worried and concerned about how you look to others and if they approve of you?

It is easy to get caught, trying to please people. However, the approval that is important comes from Yahweh God, our Father in Heaven. Pleasing people exhausts one, due to its demands for performance, compromise and control. It snares you into a spider web of deceit, with defeat and insecurity. God pleasing however, gives you your true identity, as you put your focus, actions, confidence and trust in him. You safely rest in the Lord, at peace because he is trustworthy and does not change. When we please God, the rewards are great.

The fear of man brings a snare, but whoever leans on, trusts in, and puts his confidence in the Lord is safe and set on high. Many crave and seek the rulerโ€™s favor, but the wise man [waits] for justice from the Lord. (Proverbs 29:25-26 AMPC)

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  1. Amen! I have told others for a long time that “I am not worried about pleasing man. I just want to please God!”

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  2. Everything I’ve read today has come straight from the Lord, who is saying, look at Me do not take your eyes off Me, do not look down or sideways, do not even look within, just fix your eyes on Me. Thanks Hazel for the icing on the cake. L

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    • Lauen, God does give us a theme that really gets the point across! He speaks the same thing across the world. There is no one like our God. Fixing my gaze on him! You, are welcome!

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      • You are such an encouragement Hazel, bless you. L

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      • Thank you! Blessings! H

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  3. Indeed! I want to hear Him say, “Well done, good and faithful servant.”
    Blessings,
    Chuck

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    • Yes, God is our source! He rewards those who seek him. Abundant blessings! Hazel

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  4. Extra awesome ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  5. I finally saw this with my sister-in-law, whose โ€˜rulesโ€™ always change as to what makes her angry. God showed me I just need to be kind. Stop second-guessing!

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    • Yes! When we focus on God, his love and kindness oozes out of us.

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  6. Performance, compromise, control==my biological heritage. Thank you, God, for my spiritual heritage!!

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    • Hallelujah! When we live in Christ, we die to our flesh and live in the Spirit of God. We are a new creation! Praise God!

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  7. Reblogged this on Jo Ann Maxwell and commented:
    Performance, compromise, control==my biological heritage. Thank you, God, for my spiritual heritage!!

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    • Thank you for the reblog. Blessings of new identity in Christ Jesus!

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  8. The problem with trying to please people is that they all have different beliefs and expectations. If we manage to please one, we are bound to displease somebody else. Pleasing God is entirely different, since He is ONE, who brings peace and harmony into our life.

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    • Yes, Peter, it is impossible to please people due to their changing and shifting expectations. May please for a moment only to have another demand. Thank God that we can please him and his goodness floods our lives. We have his peace and harmony. God changes everything in our lives!

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  9. So very true!

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  10. I use to be such a people pleaser to the point where it would wear me down then I stop trying to please everyone and let God guide me and let him take control to please him alone.

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    • Praise God for change! Pleasing God and letting him guide is such a better way to live.

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  11. Amen!!!! Yes!

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  12. Yes the blessings of the Lord are the most important!

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  13. Yes! That is true. Thank you for that.

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  14. True!

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  15. In my journey I have found out how well our actions speak to our faith in God. When we leave the world behind and stop worrying about pleasing man and worry about pleasing God then our actions will eventually win those with a hard heart over to God where they belong. When I returned to church a year ago, I reunited with a guy I went to high school with. He then told me that the reason he got saved was because in high school i introduced him to God. How amazing it is when you focus on God you donโ€™t even realize who you will reach and whoโ€™s life you will change.

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    • Tessie, thank you for sharing. Pleasing God allows him to shine brightly in our lives. It is truly amazing what comes from focusing on God. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  16. Yes. Amen. Man’s opinions are no comparison to God’s. For me God’s words are most important than someone else’s opinion. What God thinks about me is far above than what man thinks. Thanks again for sharing this. God bless you. Keep writing and posting.

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    • Yes, pleasing God is what matters. You are welcome. Your encouragement is appreciated.

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  17. Love it๐Ÿ’–

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  18. Amen! This is a message God has been speaking on my heart. I am not a people please. When I did that I became weary! and people are not the one who has say over my soul. or my life either! God bless you and thank you for this post!

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    • Michelle, you are welcome! It is very draining trying to please people but so liberating to please God who is our Creator and satisfies our inward being. Abundant blessings, as you please God!

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  19. Proving to other people is now becoming a problem…. nice words.

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  20. You are so right! Our focus should always be on how Jehovah God views us in our efforts to please Him. 1 Corinthians 10:31 says, โ€œTherefore, whether you are eating or drinking or doing anything else, do all things for Godโ€™s glory.โ€ When we do that we receive many blessings and avoid many pitfalls.

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  21. I live everyday just to please my Father! Sometimes naturally you do find yourself slipping up into old human habits – it’s important to recognise that and find freedom in Christ from that which holds you captive! โค

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    • Yes, it is important to recognize slipping into old habits and finding freedom in Christ! Thanks for commenting.

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