Yes, to a certain extent, but shouldn't I be secure enough not to care?
On a more significant level, what about my daily life? Am I trying to please my fellow man, or my God?
I was already thinking about this subject when I was looking through my weekly devotional book "Encouraging Words for a Discouraged World", yesterday. I chose this topic as my study for the week.
Constantly seeking the approval of others, whether or not it agrees with my own convictions, is crazy.
I like to think that I am a peace maker and a peace lover. I do hate controversy! But, I should be able to stand up for my beliefs without worrying about what others think and trying to please them.
Of course, some approval is healthy and needed! Why would I keep trying, if everybody hated my efforts?
Reputation is an important thing, but its time for me to stop worrying about what "so and so will think". Only God knows what is in my heart and therefore, only He can judge me.
Meanwhile, my hubby should be relieved that I am trying not to ask him three times during every meal, "Is it good? Don't you like it?"