One time when I was a teen, someone told me I was a people pleaser. I looked and said, “yeah right! I don't need to please no one.”
Then I got older and I caught myself pleasing people; doing what they wanted me to without talking to God.
The word tells us to give but at times I felt I must do for others what was done for me without a thought. In turn, I wasn't taking care of myself at the pleasure of pleasing others. But if God's not in what we are doing then, we're seeking to please ourself or others.
I got things mixed up at one point. I encourage everyone to remember we are here to please God in everything we do! Remember to invite God into decision making!
For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.