On the contrary, we speak as those approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel. We are not trying to please people but God, who tests our hearts.—1 Thessalonians 2:4 (NIV)
It's been said that the key to failure is trying to please everyone. This verse reveals the key to success: focus on pleasing God first. If you’re feeling torn and stretched in different directions by different people’s opinions, spend some quiet time asking Him to guide you and give you the courage to please Him.
Heavenly Father, I aim to please You always.