1. I loved this story and how you clarified for me how I give my own power over to so many others by my people-pleasing and needing assurance and love. This “disappointment” info has been very empowering for my own clarity and healing! Thank you Cheri for using your God-given gifts of clarity and collaboration. The body of Christ needs this so much. Freedom from fear of disappointing others, fear of others disapproval of me, fear, fear, fear! I hear God saying, “I did not give you a spirit of fear, but a spirit of love, power and a sound mind.” The clarity from scripture and story from Gods Word and explaining in such a way that my own eyes now see how captivated and blind I have been because of all the need for other people’s approval? Instead of Gods approval! Thank you so much!!!


  2. I cannot even think of what to say right now. This was so profound I almost cried. Thank you.

    God, help us dis-appoint the people in our lives, and illuminate our eyes with your love so we can live for and believe in you. Without fear of what others might think.

    THANK YOU. <3

  3. Oh wow, God’s timing is always perfect, isn’t it? I’ve been struggling with trying to please people with my art…painting what they think I should paint and there’s been no joy in it for me. I’ve felt God tugging at my heart to paint other things but I’ve been afraid to. But now? I see I was blind. Pleasing God is my new goal. This gives me courage. Thank you.

  4. So very true and simple. Dis-appointing is something that has been getting me through last week. As I am working with someone who enjoys ‘throwing me under the bus’ whenever something is wrong on this project. Of course she takes all the credit when things go well. I have nothing to gain by arguing and people who are close to me see the truth. God told me to focus on the kids we are serving in this volunteer role and that has been freeing as normally I would have been trying to win her favor or the directors’ favor. I have dis-appointed all of them. And I have no regrets. Now I have your blog that explains this gem of wisdom in words that I can reread again and again. Thank you.

  5. I love it!!!! Just speak the plain, simple truth (remind myself)- what Jesus has done and is doing for me; and worship Him. Once I’m pleasing Jesus, disappointing others is a no-brainer, because He has all authority anyway, and He’s got my back 🙂

  6. Sandi Brewer says:

    This is exactly what I needed to read in the season of life I am in right now! Thank you, Cheri, for reminding me to keep my eyes on the only One whose opinion matters, and to follow His lead, not the expectations of others!

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