Why do people fear people? Manipulation and pride? The deepest desire to have everything their way? Bound by controlling chains. No joy, only grief. Doing what others say, hiding behind a veil of lies. The truth bounces around inside them like a richoceting bullet. Misery and des pare fill the atmosphere.
Galations 1:10 (KJV)
For do I persuade men or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.
We can't have it both ways. We can't please God and man. We want acceptance. We want to belong. We want to feel important. We want all the pretty shiny things this world has to offer. Some people just want what they want at any cost. Money and status are their main focus. Leaving behind them a wake of destruction and pain. So deeply deceived by their own lies.
John 12:43 (KJV)
For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.
I challenge you this week to evaluate your intentions. Are you a people pleaser, wearing yourself thin to the point of exhaustion? Are you prideful, seeking position and affirmation? Are you running after money and status? Are you tired of being used and run over? Are you afraid to speak up because someone may talk about you?
I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believe on me should not abide in darkness.
Claim your victory in Christ. Walk in His light and watch those chains fall away and fear of man fade!
Published by Jeanie Hannah