By Lou Coleman
God has called me to teach His Word, and I have to teach it the way it is. I hear the rest of I Corinthians 13 telling me to love, but how many of you know that love must be exercised within the confines of the truth. God wants to take you to another level, but as long as you keep trying to please people and not Him, you’ll never make it. I’m afraid most of us spend more time trying to please others than pleasing God. How different would our lives be and look like if our focus was on pleasing our Heavenly Father and not others? When we please our Heavenly Father we will give and love others sacrificially. We need to long to hear from God, “Well done my good and faithful servant”, instead of the praise from men and women. Remember who is living in you and through you. You love others not through your own strength and power, but through the power of Jesus Christ.
Listen, you don’t have to people-please any more. You don’t have to live up to anybody’s expectations anymore. You don’t have to fail any more. Just please God and stop trying to fit in with everybody else. I just stop by to speak deliverance into your life, to break chains, and break yokes, so that people may be set free! I dare you to say “After today I will no longer be subject to other people’s expectations. I’ll no longer be held captive by somebody else’s standards. No one but God has power over me. I AM SOMEBODY and I REFUSE to live under a lie and a fantasy anymore just to fulfill someone else standards, I’M FREE!”
There are two great deliverances that you can experience in life. One is from people, the other is from you. Can I help somebody right now? Listen, God wants to take you to another level, but as long as you keep trying to please people and not God, you’ll never make it! However, I believe that after today somebody is going to be delivered from people pleasing. Somebody is going to be released from the bondage of others. Somebody is going to have a new outlook on life, and the things that used to matter just won’t matter no more. Somebody is going to be delivered from them. I dare you to bless the Lord right now. You’re free and whom the Son sets free is free indeed!
Lou Coleman has been ordained as a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ since 2001, and she has a degree in Psychology/Counseling, amongst under doctrine certifications.