People will do anything and everything to get your approval, even if what they do is not right. Campaigns are being for next year’s elections and candidates will be trying to get approval from the voters in their area. Promises will be made that will not or can not ever be fulfilled. We often do the same things as we strive for the approval of people around us. We have to learn that we can not please everyone. When we have group 1 happy, then group 2 doesn’t like the things we are doing. One minute you are a hero, the next minute you are a zero. You have to determine that there is only ONE that you need to please. Jesus set that example for us. (John 5:30 By myself I can do nothing; I judge only as I hear, and my judgment is just, for I seek not to please myself but him who sent me.) Jesus Motivation was to do the will of the Father, not to get the approval of those around him. Stop trying to win a popularity contest and start living for an audience of one in your life. No one suffered more rejection in their life than Jesus and no one was more popular during their life than Jesus. Yet, Jesus never got caught up in being popular. He constantly lived for His purpose. Ask yourself, why are you doing the things that you are doing? Are you trying to impress people or trying to please God? Let your motivation be doing the will of the One who called you. You will never be able to make everyone happy and to be honest with you it is not worth the effort attempting to do so. Please just one, God. Pastor Don [image: image.png]