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EPISODE 219 – ARE YOU PLEASING GOD OR MEN?

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Wednesday, 30th August, 2023

ARE YOU PLEASING GOD OR MEN?

“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.” Galatians 1:10 (KJV)

Let me first make this clear, men are important in everyone’s success. Nobody rises or does something great without committed and loyal people.
 
There are people who act as though they don’t need any man to help them. That is a mere assumption.
 
Everyone will need help from a man. Have genuine love and respect for people.
 
However, in the fulfillment of God’s plans and purposes, you don’t run your race to please men.
 
You don’t labour to prove others wrong. Labour with the Lord to fulfill the purpose of His will.
 
Pleasing the Lord should be the focus of your heart.
 
“But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, which trieth our hearts” 1 Thessalonians 2:4 (KJV)
 
Your life and ministry should not be directed by what others are doing.
 
Do what God has called you to do. You can be inspired by what others do. However, you must do what you do not to impress anyone. You do what you do because God has inspired and affirmed that you do it.
 
What has God called you to do? Where has God called you to be?
 
Beloved take heed!
 
“Tell Archippus, “Take heed to the ministry which you have received in the Lord, that you fulfill it.” Colossians 4:17
 
What is the Lord inspiring you to do?
 
Are those ideas derived from your sense of competition with the brethren or what God is telling you to do?
 
Or you are taking steps simply because your colleague ministers and friends are doing the same?
 
Let no man force you or threaten you into doing things the Lord has not instructed you to do. 
 
Let no man lure you to go where God has not called you to go.
 
I remember, two years ago, I received some invitations to minister in some cities outside Africa, and this minister inviting me was part of a certain ministerial circle where they invite each other to programs and travel all around, sharing platforms.
 
I asked why I should join his circle of friends, why I should host him. He only spoke of the importance of traveling as a minister and places he has travelled to. Sent me pictures, and even asked me to visit his Facebook page. Which I did, but didn’t experience ministry. I only saw his pictures with ‘great’ men of God. He was ready to send me the invite, afterwards, I will also host him.
 
Thank God I have a strong word and instruction within me:
 
It is not how far you travel around the world.
It is how deep you grow in the Lord.
 
At a point, it looked like I wasn’t daring enough. It looked like I was missing out on an open door and I was not ambitious enough.
 
“Cease ye from man, whose breath [is] in his nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted of?”
Isaiah 2:22
 
Yes it’s good to run… It’s good to do big things, YET WE RUN IN PATIENCE!
 
The fear of men shouldn’t influence your decisions in life. 
The fear of men is a snare. Put your trust in the Lord. (Proverbs 29:25)
 
You can be encouraged by the good works of other brethren.
Be provoked unto good works ordained by God not selfish desires.
 
Be inspired and directed by the Spirit!
 
Spend time in prayer… 
Handle instructions from the Lord. 
 
Don’t be influenced merely by social media influencers.
Don’t try to be like everybody. Don’t try to fit into the society. 
 
Obey the Lord not the trends.
 
“Then Peter and the [other] apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men” Acts 5:29
 
Don’t be scared of the outcome of your commitment to what the Lord has instructed you to do.
 
“Faithful is he who has called you; it is he who shall perform it” 1 Thessalonians 5:24
 
Don’t compromise!
 
BE INSPIRED BY THE LORD!
 
Selah!
DIG DEEPER
(Ephesians 6:6; Acts 4:19-20; Acts 5:29; 2 Corinthians 5:9-11; Colossians 3:23)
 
WE PRAY
That we will take heed to the ministry we have received in the Lord and to fulfill it.
 
BIBLE READING IN THE YEAR 2023
Day 205:
Psalms 106 -108
Luke 8-10
 
DECLARE THESE WORDS:
– I am not moved by the trends.
– I refuse to compromise my ministry.
– I take heed to my ministry.
– I am what God says I am and I do what God has called me to do.
– I run my race in patience.
– I am inspired and directed by the Holy Spirit always.
– I don’t run with the mindset of pleasing men.
– The focus of my heart is pleasing the Lord.
 
OH Hallelujah, GLORY TO GOD!!!

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Prosper Nkpedzi
9 months ago

I am what God says l am and I do what God called me to do ????????????
OHH GLORY TO GOD

Samiratu Sulley
Samiratu Sulley
9 months ago

It is not how far you travel with the world, it is how deep you go in the Lord.
This is timely and so instructive

Juliet Yeboah Appiah
Juliet Yeboah Appiah
9 months ago

Ohhh the focus of my heart is to please God . I do the things God has inspired me. God called me and He is faithful and it is He who shall perform it.
Thank You Lord

Amoah Eyram
9 months ago

Glory to Jesus
My heart is focused on pleasing the Lord
I do what i do because God inspired me to do it
Haaaaa, I run in patience
Im inspired and directed by the Holy Spirit
I obey the Lord not the trends..

Gloreeeeey

Linda Teye
Linda Teye
9 months ago

I don’t compromise
The fear of men doesn’t not influencey decisions in life .
I run the race in patience
I obey God and not the trends , Glorrreeeeeyyyyyyyy!

Belinda Teye
Belinda Teye
9 months ago

I work heartily as unto God and not unto men
I am inspired and directed by the Holy Ghost always
I run my race in patience
I don’t fear the outcome of my commitment to God.
Glorryy to God!

Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Andrews Kofi Sarpong
9 months ago

Thank you Lord Jesus!
My race is ran to please God and not man

Amoah Eyram
9 months ago

Thank you Apostle for being a blessing to me Sir.

I appreciate you Sir,,

Josephine Fianu
Josephine Fianu
9 months ago

I am not moved by the trends

Setsoafia Christine
9 months ago

The focus of my heart is pleasing the Lord.

Helina Akagbo
9 months ago

Thank you Apostle
My life and my ministry is not directed on what people are doing
I don’t labour to prove others wrong but I labour with God to fulfil the purpose of his will. Glorreeyy

Bernard
Bernard
9 months ago

I donh run with the mindset of pleasing men. I grow deep in the lord

Nana Adomaa
9 months ago

I don’t go after the trends but I go after what the Lord has called me to do.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
9 months ago

Glory to Jesus!
 I am inspired and directed by the Holy Spirit always

Nuel
Nuel
9 months ago

Glory to God

I don’t follow the trends. I obey the lord.

The Lord is the focus of my ministry.

Hallelujah

Emmanuel Opoku
Emmanuel Opoku
9 months ago

I, Emmanuel Opoku, I obey the Lord not the trends..

Daniel F. Agbosu
Daniel F. Agbosu
9 months ago

We ought to do “unlooking” to men for the sake of our walk with God. Grant us grace to please you only, Lord.

Gmajombane Emmanuel
Gmajombane Emmanuel
9 months ago

I take heed to my ministry.
I am what God says I am and I do what God has called me to do.

Emmanuel Nanor
9 months ago

I obey the lord and not trends
I do what I’m called to do and not trends
The focus is to please God and not man
Thank you Jesus

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