That’s a question we can all ask ourselves, who are we going to serve? Will it be God or will it be man? You can’t serve both, because when it’s all said and done you will never be able to please both. That’s an important decision which all Christians will eventually have to make because to serve man incorporates our supervisor on the job, church leaders and even our families. Too often, mothers’ get too infatuated with their children or fathers’ make their jobs way too important. It’s not to say that our jobs or our families are not important to us because they are. We should produce when we are at work-we should be at work on time; we should love, care and spend quality time with our children. However, to prefer our jobs or our children over our time with God on a consistent basis puts us in a very dicey situation. The Apostle Paul said “For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I yet please men, I should not be the servant of Christ (Gal 1:10 KJV).” Thus, we must get the motivation of our heart, and our priorities in line, which starts with putting God first. He is the one who is able to take care of our families and meet our needs. All of us who are born again have to be sure we don’t cross over into the territory of pleasing men. Not many people get saved with the idea of pleasing men. Their hopes in the beginning are to live for and please God. However, as we grow in Christ (especially if you are in ministry) and gain a name, or begin to make a certain amount of money or live in a certain neighborhood, we have a propensity to change our message. We begin to water it down so that it will appeal to the masses; thus, it begins to sound good to everyone but God’s people; even the world would agree. When you become more mainstream (where everybody receives you), instead of flowing in the stream of the Holy Ghost, be careful because you could be operating as a man pleaser and not a God pleaser.
God Bless You