Choose the Right One to Please

Do you ever feel like you can’t please anyone? Or, can’t please everyone? It’s normal to want to please those we love. However, we’re wise to realize we can’t please everyone just like Jesus didn’t please everyone. So how do we prioritize who we please? We follow Jesus’s example. In John 8:29 He explained for whom He was living and making it His priority to please: His Heavenly Father. “He who sent Me is with Me; He has not left Me alone, for I always do the things that are pleasing to Him.”

If you’re in a quandary about how to live so that you at least please your Heavenly Father, follow Jesus’s lead.

Jesus used Scripture to stand against temptation. We can do that.

Jesus reached out to others in love. We can do that.

Jesus prayed before making decisions. We can do that.

Jesus followed His Father’s leading rather than His own impulses and initiative. We can do that.

There is no one more worthy for us to please than our Heavenly Father, and we can do that. 

Heavenly Father, as Jesus was well-pleasing to You, help us please You. 

2 thoughts on “Choose the Right One to Please

  1. In the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season so many of us worry so much about pleasing others, our family, our friends, our church family, our community. Even though it is a lovely thought to try to please those we love and care about, I think Debbie,s devotion reminds us that no matter who we try to please, Our Father should be first on the list. If we please every one else and not Him, what does that say about the closeness of our relationship with Him! Dear Lord, help me to please you first and then others. Amen

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