Sometimes caring for others can become a crisis in our lives. We can become so consumed with pleasing the people around us that our main function in life becomes to meet the needs and expectations of others. And while this initially seems like a selfless way to live, it is actually often a self-centered way to live. We crave the approval and acceptance of others so much that we will sacrifice anything and everything to get it. People pleasing can easily become an idol. So, how do we recognize when serving others has become our god? And how can we recenter our lives on God instead of the opinions of others? Come chat with us as we discuss how Scripture and ultimately the gospel helps us overcome fear of man and people pleasing.
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0:48 - Favorite things
3:57 - Defining people pleasing and fear of man
6:02 - When serving others becomes self-centered
8:52 - Recognizing people pleasing in our lives
12:00 - The root of people pleasing
14:43 - What Scripture says about people pleasing
19:39 - Practical tips to overcome people pleasing
22:45 - People pleasing and the gospel
Mentioned in this episode:
Encyclopedia of Biblical Counseling
“How Do We Recover From Being People Pleasers?” Video Clip
When People Are Big and God is Small Book
Preaching the Gospel to Yourself Study
Daily He Leads Me Notepad
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