Some of us grow up trying to be a people-pleaser and you soon find out that it is impossible to do. No matter how hard you try to be good to everyone, someone will not like you. And you know what? It really doesn’t matter.
I don’t mean to come off sounding uncaring, what I’m saying is you and I can’t live out lives trying to make everybody around us happy with us all the time. It’s not a healthy way to live. God is the only one we should be concerned with pleasing.
People are fickle. We have emotions that change all the time. Our lives change also depending on our outlook, age, demographics and so you can’t trust feelings in others to remain consistent. There may be people in your life that you may have to decide how you will continue to communicate with.
In my case, some friendships evolved in a good way, cause we both developed a better way to relate to each other. Other friendships had to change where it became more of an acquaintance while others diminished altogether.
I realized that if I want to please God, sometimes that meant displeasing others cause they disagreed with me. But in the end, I face God alone to answer for my life on earth. My friends and relatives won’t be standing beside me. I want Jesus to say to me, “well done thy good and faithful servant, enter into the joy of thy Lord.”