SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 11/04- “Papa God Pleasers Or People Pleasers, We Must Choose!” (Galatians 1:10 NLT)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: Double Entendre (meaning)…(1) A prescription (script) prescribed, by The Great Physician, for us to take each day, for our benefit and (2) A script written, for the purpose of giving direction and guidance to us, for our everyday life, in the way and manner we ought to be conducting our daily lives, given to us, by the Great playwright, in the sky, The Author of all that is good, right, just and holy. Blessings…
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 11/04- “Papa God Pleasers Or People Pleasers, We Must Choose!” (Galatians 1:10 NLT)
Premise Question: Why does, or would someone, who is a member of The Company of The Redeemed—Papa God’s very own chosen and cherished, precious and dearly beloved people, ever choose to be a “people pleaser” over, or rather than, choosing to be a “Papa God pleaser?”
“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 NLT)
If you even think for one minute, that I’m the least bit interested in winning the approval and acceptance of fickle humankind, in any way shape or form, or that I will ever make a feigned attempt to have it appear to be so, through the appeasement and accommodation of people, then you are sadly, as well as gravely mistaken. Because the only one I want or need to please, and thereby, gain His seal of approval, is The Sovereign LORD GOD Almighty! For when I endeavor to make it my ambition, my intent, focus or goal in life, to be acceptable and pleasing to people, first off, that’s always an endeavor that’s doomed for failure from the start. But most importantly, I then lose sight of my divine purpose and goal for this life! And then, as a direct result, I also lose my bearings, unction and credibility of what it means, and what it is to be a humble, faithful and honorable servant of The Most High Papa God. I must make a choice, as a faithful servant of The LORD. For I am either going to be a “people pleaser” or a “Papa God pleaser.” I can’t be both! It’s one or the other! So choose this day who you are going to please. (Galatians 1:10 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Why does, or would a person, who is a member of The Company of The Redeemed, ever choose to please people over choosing to please Papa God? This is a glaring and quite obvious question to be asked and answered; given the magnitude of the vast differences, along with the extremely divergent resulting repercussions, that will take place in a person’s life, when choosing to be a “people pleaser,” over and above, or rather than, choosing to be a “Papa God pleaser.”
There are a myriad of reasons, justifications, mitigating circumstances or situations that may be given or in fact, may be used to answer why someone may succumb or choose to please people rather than Papa God: Peer pressure, greed, pride, seeking the acceptance and approval of others, wanting to be loved and embraced by others, having a desire to be one of or part of the crowd, the feeling or need to be appreciated and adored, or to want the adulation, applause, recognition and praise of others, (fame) to fill up the void and lack of self-worth that is embedded deep within a person’s heart or psyche, or it may even be out of being fearful of others and what or how they may think of or perceive you.
It is not my intent, nor is it my true desire, to downplay, denigrate, insinuate, or in anywise, minimize the huge challenges and struggles that may confront a person, who is on their own particular path and sojourn in this life, whether it be imagined or real!
All of our hearts, our thoughts and compassion, our prayers and understanding support should, in great measure, go out to those who are living their lives in such a quandary and tumultuous state and plight. For all or any one of us, either has, or at some point, in our own particular and unique sojourn, perhaps, will experience the same challenges and struggles.
So we ought not to be so quick to make snap evaluations, conclusions or judgements. Remember the old saying: “until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes, you may want to hold onto your final conclusion or judgement!” Better yet, if we have walked in their shoes, then perhaps, we should be the very first person to be an encouraging blessing of refreshing, comfort, peace and understanding.
Finally, for when all is said and done, and our time here in this life is over, no matter what the reason why was, it will definitely not ever be to our benefit, useful, or worth it, to choose to be a “people pleaser” over choosing to be a “Papa God pleaser;” but rather, it will most certainly be to our everlasting, never ending, eternal detriment! Blessings…
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