On Monday someone shared with me a little phrase they’d taught kids in a vacation bible…
“There are only two choices on the shelf – pleasing God or pleasing self.”
I just cannot get this out of my brain this week! (Maybe that’s a good thing.)
I know for sure that I overanalyze things. And at first hearing I definitely agreed with the phrase. I even wrote in my journal some time ago, “I think I’m learning slowly that, in general, God is not glorified by me getting what I want.”
But then I started wondering if pleasing God and pleasing self are in fact mutually exclusive. Can I ever get to the point that I am so submitted to God’s will in my life that pleasing God and pleasing self are one in the same?
What do you think?