Are you a people-pleaser? One of my biggest struggles is this exact flaw, wishing that my choices will satisfy the approval meter of those I care the most about. I seek the approval of my mom friends on my decisions on child-rearing, the approval of my co-workers on my contributions to the team, the approval of the other general population by appearing that I have it all together. I do not have it all together. I do not always make the best mothering decisions, and I do not always make the right contributions to the office team.
Proverbs 29:25: “The fear of man is a cause of danger: but whoever puts his faith in the Lord will have a safe place on high.”