We must seek to please God, not man..
"You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time.” Abe Lincoln
Old Abe knew what He was talking about. People-pleasing is a dead end. Don't get me wrong--we need to be kind and gracious, but we should be more concerned about God's opinions than the opinions of others.
Proverbs 29:25 says, "It is dangerous to be concerned with what others think of you, but if you trust the LORD, you are safe." (GNT)
When we focus on people-pleasing, we end up doing things we shouldn't so people will like us.
The cure: take it to the Lord, ask His opinion and listen to what He says.
Today and every day, let's make it our goal to "find out what pleases the Lord" (Ephesians 5:10).