Category Archives: people pleaser

Can You Lighten Up?

Notes from Joyce Meyers Conference in Hershey PA “Are you uptight?” she asked. A communal “Yes” roared back at her from the attendees who’d packed the arena. The audience was mostly women. I wondered, do women struggle more than men … Continue reading

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Bondage and Carrots

“When you are with other people, you often lose sight of My Presence. Your fear of displeasing people puts you in bondage to them, and they become your primary focus.”  I closed my Jesus Calling devotional book and mulled over … Continue reading

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Self-Reliance: Stuck on M.C. Escher’s Staircases

Our seminar leader asked us to draw a personal timeline, and label it with key dates of life transitions and defining moments. My tablemate sighed. “I’ve done so many of these.” “Me too,” I whispered, but not since I’d crossed … Continue reading

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Are you a slave, people pleaser or servant?

A bright woman I know refers to herself as a “people pleaser.” She knows it’s not a good label to own. Which got me to thinking. What are the differences among slave, people pleaser and servant? As I see it, a slave is … Continue reading

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