"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)
Do you find it hard to say 'no' to a task asked of you? Do you feel bad if an event doesn't go as planned because of you? I am a partial people pleaser, we won't discuss percentages..lol. Today I don't feel very well and my music lesson was certainly not up to par. I feel like a let down when I can't make the most of our time. I've been to events, like concerts, movies, or dinners, with people and had to leave early. The guilt is a powerful grumble inside me to not disappoint those I'm with. I often push the limit, just to stay a little longer. I'm glad I have understanding people in my life that will roll with the punches. They know its not on purpose, its just part of life.
So this verse is not an easy one for me to swallow or to apply in my life. I guess you just have to do what you can. when you can, with whatever you can. God gives us opportunities and those setbacks help build character, test your responses, and draw you nearer to Him. You can't please everyone so just make sure God is pleased with you.