Great series from Tami on Intimacy with God.
People pleasing = “the prettiest face selfishness can wear”…
“God, I can’t do this anymore. I’m done!” I yelled, frustrated beyond reason. “I’ve given it my best shot, tried as best I could, and yet I fail at every turn.
This is the danger of living life with “bounded sets” – the rules by which we try to live in order to prove that we are “Christian” by our behavior. The effort of trying to make everyone happy is exhausting…and God is just one more Person to add into the mix.
When life is comprised of bounded sets – one for every situation, the cost is high.
Self-evaluation is done by comparison. As a result we feel:
Like we don’t measure up
Either proud of how “good” we are or ashamed of how “bad”
A nagging sense of guilt
At the end of the day we feel:
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