“Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people?If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.” Galatians 1:10 (NIV)
As a writer, if I focus too much on pleasing my critique group, my editor, my agent, my readers, reviewers, or some amorphous “them,” I end up paralyzed, defeated, and ineffective. Whatever our calling, Jesus invites us into the beautiful freedom of focusing on Him instead.
Lord, I confess I so often hunger for human approval. Change my appetites. Make it the passion of heart to please You. Amen.
Sharon Hinck is the Marcher Lord Press author of the Sword of Lyric Series, including the recently released Restorer’s Son-Expanded Edition.