If you read yesterday’s daily email, you already know that I’m a “people pleaser.” I love to make everyone happy, and I will go out of my way to make that happen. A long time ago, someone mentioned that they couldn’t see very well, and the font on my blog was too small for them to read. So, I increased the size of the font to help her out. The same thing happened when someone mentioned that the color of the font was too light; it has since been changed to black to accommodate her. These are small changes that were easy for me to do.
I know that the devil uses our traits against us. He is smart and wiley, and he knows that my people pleasing trait is one that he can exploit. He whispers in my ear all the time, and isn’t it funny how he never has anything good to say?
My Sunday blog posts are usually his target. He is quick to point out that I’m unqualified to talk to anyone about the Lord. He brings up every past sin and makes sure that they are front and center when I’m trying to write my posts. The fact that my Sunday posts are the least read is another fact that he dearly loves to throw up in my face. “You could be posting about fashion which your readers WANT, and it would also be making money,” and “If your followers wanted to read about the Lord, they would follow someone who knows what they are talking about, and you don’t” are a few of the sweet nothings he loves to whisper in my ear.
1 Peter 5:8
8 Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
I decided to make a list of reasons why I should quit my Sunday posts, and another one for the reasons to continue them. I let the devil give me his list, and then I gave him mine.
Reasons to Quit
- Least followed
- Not about fashion
- Not monetized
- No one cares
Reason to Continue
- The Lord Qualifies The Called
- To Give God The Glory!
- To Honor God!
- I Am Thankful For His Blessings!
- Maybe ONE person cares.
I feel like I was living a Charley Daniels song, except the devil went to Virginia looking for a soul to steal. Like in the song, he knows that he’s been beaten. His list makes me laugh; it can’t even compare to the reasons to continue.
23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters,
10 Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.
If you are a people pleaser like me, then be aware that the devil will use it against you. Your trait might be something different, but rest assured, the devil knows what it is and will use it to target you. If you know that the devil is a liar, and only whispers destructive thoughts, then it is easy to spot his tactics.
So, let me be perfectly clear…NOT TODAY SATAN, NOT NEXT SUNDAY, AND NOT THE ONES AFTER THAT EITHER!
To God Goes The Glory!
Have A Blessed Day!