January 27, 2019

Don’t Live for Applause

“Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.” – Galatians 1:10 Today, I want to share with you about the bondage that comes from living for applause. Many of you who are called to ministry and/or leadership understand the pressure that grows from having authority and position. It feels good to have the attention of others and it’s very easy to begin to validate and measure your influence by the reaction of those you serve. The problem is that by doing this, you surrender your leadership and become a follower. When you try too hard to make others happy, you give them control and you follow their lead. I remember when a guy named Richard Watts, who was a good friend

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