Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in Me is kept safe. You’re beginning to realize how much your life is hampered by fear of man. This condition has been so much a part of your daily existence that you failed to recognize it until recently. Now that you realize what’s going on, let Me help you break free from this fear of other people’s disapproval.
I will give you a two-pronged approach for dealing with this crippling condition. First, replace your fear of displeasing people with eagerness to please Me—the Lord of the universe. Make pleasing Me your highest priority. Include Me in your thinking whenever you are making plans or decisions. Let your desire to enjoy My approval shine brightly, illuminating your thoughts and choices.
The second way to free yourself from fear of man is to develop deeper trust in Me. Instead of trying to please people so they will give you what you want, trust in Me—the Supplier of all your needs. My glorious riches never run short, nor does My Love for you. People can easily deceive you, promising you things with no intention of following through. Even if they mean well at the time, they may change their minds later on. Because I remain the same forever, I am absolutely dependable. Trusting in people is risky. Trusting in Me is wise: It keeps you safe.
Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe.
~ Proverbs 29:25
So we make it our goal to please him, whether we are at home in the body or away from it.
~ 2 Corinthians 5:9
And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.
~ Philippians 4:19
But you remain the same, and your years will never end.
~ Psalm 102:27