I am utterly tired of being taken advantage of by clients and employees and friends and family members. Does anybody else feel this way?
My sin here, it seems, has been a desire to please man and not God. "If I were still pleasing men, I would not be a servant of Christ." (Gal. 1:10)
I mean, it's not like trying to please people gets you anywhere. It's not as if you can even make people like you. In fact, the more you put yourself out, the less you'll be respected. This is true in business, in intimate friendships, in marriage. It's true everywhere in the fallen world.
And yet we all try, day in and day out, to be "man pleasers", pleasers of men and not slaves of Christ.
The great irony is, it doesn't bring happiness - even in this world, much less the next.