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Daily Grace

Aug 9, 2022

Sometimes caring for others can become a crisis in our lives. We can become so consumed with pleasing the people around us that our main function in life becomes to meet the needs and expectations of others. And while this initially seems like a selfless way to live, it is actually often a self-centered way to live. We crave the approval and acceptance of others so much that we will sacrifice anything and everything to get it. People pleasing can easily become an idol. So, how do we recognize when serving others has become our god? And how can we recenter our lives on God instead of the opinions of others? Come chat with us as we discuss how Scripture and ultimately the gospel helps us overcome fear of man and people pleasing.


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Time Stamps:


0:48 - Favorite things
3:57 - Defining people pleasing and fear of man

6:02 - When serving others becomes self-centered

8:52 - Recognizing people pleasing in our lives

12:00 - The root of people pleasing

14:43 - What Scripture says about people pleasing

19:39 - Practical tips to overcome people pleasing

22:45 - People pleasing and the gospel


Favorite Things:


Nonstop Tuberous Begonias


Mentioned in this episode:


Encyclopedia of Biblical Counseling
“How Do We Recover From Being People Pleasers?” Video Clip
When People Are Big and God is Small Book

Preaching the Gospel to Yourself Study
Daily He Leads Me Notepad


Scripture in this episode:


Galatians 1:10

Proverbs 29:25

Hebrews 12:1-2

Psalm 56:3-4

Hebrews 4:15

Romans 5:17-18

Related Resources:


Blog: Whom Shall I Fear? Battling the Fear of Man

Blog: Fear of Man

Blog: Cultivating a Fear of the Lord

Podcast: What Does it Mean to Fear the Lord?


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