I read an article recently (I canâ€™t find it again so I canâ€™t link it. When I do find it again I will edit this post). Anywayâ€¦..
The article called â€˜people pleasingâ€™ a form of â€˜prideâ€™.
This caught me off guard. I never thought myself prideful. To me being prideful meant creating a â€˜look at meâ€™ attitude. But people pleasing? That is definitely me. I have always tried to make everyone happy, to the expense of my own happiness.
Now I have to consider one is the same as the other. It got me thinking.
1 Thessalonians 4:1 instructs us to live to â€˜please Godâ€™. Galatians 1:10 asks â€œam I trying to please God, or man?â€ I am now asking myself this very question.
I think it is time to re-evaluate my thinking. What are your thoughts? Is pleasing others a prideful thing?