fact #1: you cannot please everybody. even GOD can’t please everybody. one person prays for it to rain, another prays for it to be sunny. today some of us are praying that the dodgers will win others of you are praying that the yankees will win. who is GOD going to answer? GOD can’t please everybody. only a fool would try to do what even GOD can’t do. you can’t please everybody.
fact #2: it’s not necessary to please everybody. there is a myth that says you must be loved and approved by everybody in order to be happy. that’s just not true. you don’t have to please everybody in order to be happy in life.
fact #3: rejection will not ruin your life. it hurts, sure. it’s not fun. it’s uncomfortable. but rejection will not ruin your life unless you let it.
quit trying to please everybody. remember that nobody can make you feel inferior unless you give them permission to.
GOD likes me and i like me, if you don’t like me, you’ve got a problem. if GOD likes me, who cares that everybody doesn’t approve of everything i do.
quit trying to please everybody. accept GOD’s forgiveness, forgive yourself, relax in GOD’s grace realizing you don’t have to be perfect. nothing you ever do will make GOD love you less. nothing you ever do will make GOD love you more. HE loves you completely right now. that’s grace.
and when you fully understand that – feel that in your life – then you stop putting yourself down, you stop all this negativism and talking to your self saying, “i can't do anything. i’m no good. what a jerk! that’s just like me to be...” then you quit trying to please everybody.
just a thought from the front porch…