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Am I Living For Approval?

1. Do I over what others about me?

2. Am I overly sensitive to ?

3. Do I have a hard time saying, “ ”?

It is dangerous to be concerned with what others think of you, but if you trust the LORD you are kept safe.

-Proverbs 29:25

Obviously, I’m not trying to win the approval of people, but of God. If pleasing people were my goal, I would not be Christ’s servant.

-Galatians 1:10

2 Facts About the Disease to Please…

1. When I live for the approval of people it’s a form of .

Many of the leaders in Israel put their faith in Jesus, but they did not tell anyone about it. The Pharisees had already given orders for the people not to have anything to do with anyone who had faith in Jesus. These people loved human praise more than praise from God.

-John 12:42-43

2. God’s and what He about me, is what sets me free from the disease to please.

For we speak as messengers approved by God to be entrusted with the Good News. Our purpose is to please God, not people. He alone examines the motives of our hearts.

-1 Thessalonians 2:4

a. I am completely !

Jesus treated us much better than we deserve. He made us acceptable to God and gave us the hope of eternal life.

-Titus 3:7

1. When I live for the approval of people it’s a form of .

b. I am totally !

If you belong to Christ Jesus, you won't be punished.

-Romans 8:1

c. I am extremely !

Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God?  You are not your own; you were bought at a price.  Therefore, honor God with your bodies.

-1 Corinthians 6:19-20

To discuss during the week with your family or Life Group

1. When you were young, whose approval did you seek most?
2. How has the desire for approval impacted you recently?
3. Which of the 3 questions Gilbert asked at the beginning do you struggle with most? Why is it a struggle for you?
4. Re-read Galatians 1:10. How might your life be different if you truly lived this out?
5. In what area do you need to embrace who God says you are?
6. What is your next step as a result of this message?