Message Action Plan

Escaping the People-Pleaser Trap

Pastor Rick teaches how allowing the need for approval to dominate you will cause you to miss God’s gifts and purpose for your life. Learn why trying to please everyone is a trap and discover six truths you can keep in mind to avoid falling into it.

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Dear Saddleback Family,

In last weekend's message, "Escaping the People-Pleaser Trap", Pastor Rick talked about how allowing the need for approval to dominate you will cause you to miss God's gifts and purpose for your life. As you go through your week, use the Message Action Plan below to help put the things you've learned into practice.

If you missed last weekend’s message, click here to watch it online.

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  1. Reflect on the key verse:
  2. It is a dangerous trap to be concerned with what others think of you, but if you trust the Lord, you are safe.
    Proverbs 29:25 (TEV)

  3. Check the one or two truths that best help you to see the trap of being a people pleaser:

    ❏ It causes me to miss God’s purpose for me

    ❏ It keeps my faith from growing

    ❏ It leads to sin

    ❏ It causes hypocrisy

    ❏ It silences my witness

  4. Check the one or two truths that best help you to escape the trap of being a people pleaser:
  5. ❏ Even God can't please everyone

    ❏ I don’t need anyone's approval to be happy

    “I am the One who comforts you! So why are you afraid of mere humans, who wither like the grass and disappear?'
    Isaiah 51:12 (NLT)

    ❏ What seems so important is only temporary

    The world and everything in it that people desire is passing away; but those who do the will of God will live forever.
    1 John 2:17 (TEV)

    ❏ I only have to please one person

    Paul: I'm not trying to win the approval of people, but of God. If pleasing people were my goal, I would not be Christ’s servant.'
    Galatians 1:10 (NLT)

    ❏ One day I will give an account of my life

    Yes, each of us will [have to] give a personal account to God.
    Romans 14:12 (NLT)

    ❏ Be who God shaped me to be

    Don't let the world around you squeeze you into its own mold, but let God re-mold your minds from within, so that you may prove in practice that the plan of God for you is good, meets all his demands and moves towards the goal of true maturity.
    Romans 12:2 (Ph)

  6. What can I do to please God this week?
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