Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Pleasing God and not man

What propels or provokes you to do good or look good in life? Every time you want to do something, ask yourself why you are doing it. Do you do what you do to please God or to please man? Do you work hard to please your boss (soliciting for a promotion or a pay rise) or to please God? When you give towards the work of God, search your soul to see if you do it to please God or the pastor. Read through this piece and it  will help you meditate on pleasing God and not man.

2 Corinthians 5:9 Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.

John 5:41-42
41. I receive not honour from men.
42. But I know you, that ye have not the love of God in you

If you live to be loved by people then you are in trouble, because people who are not God lovers will never love you since they are selfish. Instead find to be loved by God and even if people hate you and curse you, love and bless them. Always relate with other people well though not compromising your relationship with God so as to represent the gospel to them well. You can never please everybody, only be sure that whatever you are doing, you are pleasing God and not man.

Naturally, humans beings like to be praised. We are not supposed to expect or seek praises from men because it only satisfies fleshly desires and makes us feel good that we are being praised. Instead we should give God the glory when He uses us to do anything, knowing that we are only vessels used of God. Many servants of God who were initially used of God have fell into the trap of receiving praises from men and that has really made their ministries go down because God cannot share His glory with any other.

Ephesians 6:6 Not with eye service, as men pleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;

Colossians 3:22 Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eye service, as men pleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God:

In most cases, when you do what God is telling you, you end up being unpopular simply because most people don't listen to God but only listen to their flesh. The bible says that the majority of the multitude go through the wide road that leads to hell, whereas few follow the strait road that leads to heaven. That is why I don’t trust the voting system which follows the majority votes because God does not go with the majority. The majority always chooses the simple, quick way whereas the minority chooses the hard, right and sure way.

Matthew 7:13  Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:

Hpim0721 by Grace W. Kariuki at http://christloveforworld.blogspot.com

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