Galatians 1:10 states….
For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.
Who are you trying to impress?…..
This is the question that everyone should answer when it comes to their relationship with God, Christ and with people. Who are you constantly seeking approval from? Is it your friends, family, co-workers, spouse or Christ? Whose opinion and word are you seeking validation on your life about? Whose viewpoint carries more weight? If Jesus Christ and the Word of GOD is not your answer to these questions, then you are in danger of breaking commandment number two “Thou shalt have no other gods before me“. How is that? If you seek after man’s approval or impressing man more than GOD’s, then you have placed yourself in the category of idol-worship. Instead of seeking GOD, you seek after approval from men and their view on your life.
Throughout time, many people have gone beyond normalcy or normal behavior trying to impress a person. Many have went into debt to not only “keep up with the Joneses” but trying to impress the Joneses. People have lost countless hours of sleep, time, hair and most importantly themselves all in the name of impressing a person or group of people that does not have the power or authority to send them to heaven or hell. Several have been caught up in the web of persuading or convincing men to except them or value them, which in turn causes an individual to reject the one who sacrificed his life for theirs, Jesus Christ.
The bible states in Isaiah 5:14 “ Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure. In other words, on a daily basis hell is being filled with people that rejects GOD’s word but receives or has an open to the word of men. Hell is a place where room and space are constantly being made for those that have a strong desire to impress people over GOD. Just think about that for a second. People have more respect to hear from and impress their favorite musician, actor, athlete, and boss rather GOD. Keep in mind the people that an individual desires to impress did not create them or blow the breath of life into them but they receive more reverence than GOD. GOD help us!
In the opening scripture, Paul stated that if him not preaching the whole gospel caused him to impress or please men then he should not be counted as a servant of GOD. Who do you wanted be counted loyal to? GOD or men?
Only through true servant-hood to the Lord Jesus Christ is what GOD is looking for, especially in this last-hour.