david santistevan


Living to Please God

I don’t think about pleasing God enough. In my day to day busyness you know who I’m more concerned about pleasing? People. You mind if I get a little vulnerable today? I am more concerned about maintaining other’s opinions of me than radically living for God’s attention. As long as people are talking about me, like me, and are blessed by me, I feel good.

Do I pursue the pleasure of God in the same way?

“For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ” (Galatians 1:10).

That is a convicting verse. If you are like me, here are some questions I am asking today. I pray they are a help to you as well.

  • Am I spending personal, alone time with Jesus apart from the crowds?
  • Am I directly applying Scripture to my life on a daily basis?
  • Am I just blogging/facebooking my thoughts or truly internalizing God’s Word to me?
  • Do I live more self-aware or more God-aware?
  • Do I pray consistently? Or are my dreams too small where I can just ‘get them done’?
  • Am I asking God to make me aware of the lost every time I step outside my front door?
  • Does my life reflect a passion for Jesus Christ above all other things?

Would you add any others?


June 15, 2009 - Posted by | Leadership, Prayer, Theology

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