As Christians and folllwers of Christ, we absolutely cannot be people pleasers.
I know we want to say nice things and we want to always show kindness and love, but we can’t base our actions and words on others. We can’t be wishy washy. We can’t put the thoughts of others before our respect and loyalty to our creator.
As Christians we always want to be kind and loving. We always want to say the right thing and NEVER want to hurt anyone’s feelings. In the New Testament Paul is throwing things out left and right! He’s saying things people need to hear. He doesn’t care if it’ll hurt their feelings. He’s saying what God as put on his heart to say. He’s saying what God wants His people to hear.
Now, I’m not saying to just go out and say whatever you want without a filter. No. I’m saying be discerning when speaking The Truth.
People don’t need fluffed up stories, today. We’ve had enough of that. We need The Truth. And as the old saying goes, sometimes the truth hurts!!
The Bible references discipline multiple times. And each time, it says God disciplines the ones he loves.
As Christians we are to love and look out for one another.
Love isn’t always kind. Love is sometimes expressed through words that aren’t the sweetest.
God isn’t always happy with us but he still loves and accepts us.
God’s discipline doesn’t always look the same. It’s not fun, but it’s done out of love.
As Christians we need to stop turning away from the truth, for fear of hurting someone’s feelings. We need to stop only preaching a portion of the scripture because the rest may not sit well. We are more concerned with keeping a high member count in our churches or maintaining friendships, than giving people the “full” truth.
Enough is enough!!
It’s time for people to know The Truth, even if they don’t like it. Even if it hurts their feelings. Even if it means you’ll lose a friendship.
God didn’t call us here to please each other. He didn’t call us here to be pushovers and liars.
We were called here to do His will and to complete the mission He’s entrusted each of us with.
…and in some cases, you may not be liked. You may say things that will get you “crucified.”
But should it bother you? NO! Why not? Because you’re pleasing your creator! You’re doing what you’re suppose to be doing. And ultimately, you’re helping God’s people.
So pray for discernment. Ask God for the words. Don’t have ill intentions.
Just…Speak The Truth #truthspeaker
For the LORD disciplines those he loves, and he punishes each one he accepts as his child. [Hebrew 12:6]
Obviously, I’m not trying to win the approval of people, but of God. If pleasing people were my goal, I would not be Christ’s servant. [Galatians 1: 10]