People want you to please them. They want you to keep them happy, and keeping them happy requires you to do what they want- regardless of how you feel.
This happens for many reasons. Some people are selfish and secretly only care about themselves. They appear as if they are interested in you, but only for their own gain. Other people are insecure and unhappy with their own life so unfortunately they try to control yours. And some people are just controlling and try to control everyone and everything around them.
We must be watchful. We have to be strong enough to stand alone if we have to. We have to be wise enough to recognize when people are more concerned with us pleasing them, than they are with our own happiness.
We should never place pressure on people to please us. Not even our children. We should encourage them to obey God and do what’s right. That will be pleasing to us, but we should never force them to do things to make us happy. We shouldn’t manipulate them in order to get them to do what we want them to do.
True love trusts, endures, and it is not controlling. Do not feel pressured to please people. Please God and He will make everything work out just the way it should.
Please God, Not Men.
“Am I now trying to win the approval of men,or of God? Or am I trying to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ.” – Galatians 1:10