Friday, May 2, 2008

Am I more than you bargained for yet....

That's a line from a song.

I was thinking about this recently. Do you ever feel like you're either too much or not enough?

I sure do. Either I spend my time and energy in a way that overwhelms them....
or underwhelms them. Or sometimes I am so underwhelming that it overwhelms them and sometimes I am so overwhelming that they are not impressed and they end up underwhelmed.

Catch all that?

Yep, it's exhausting.

I've been a Christian for several years and I find myself still daily having to repent for concerning myself with what people think. Yep, I'm coming out of the closet: I am a people-pleaser.

Too bad I rarely live up to that title, huh?

So the other day, I was reading A Heart Like His by Beth Moore and Dale McCleskey, and once again I was reminded about David's life and why it never pays to be a people-pleaser:

But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart."

after reading that, this is what I want you to know:

My name is Lauren, and I am a recovering people-pleaser.


Christy said...

I am going to make Aimee read that because she is a people-pleaser in every way!! Good word!

Terri said...

I'm recovering as well--three steps forward, and two steps back.

Guess I should read my book, huh?