READ: 1 Samuel 8:4-20
“…for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.” – Galatians 1:10
An important area of influence is the voice of human beings.What others say and do influence many people. Most of the time we want to be like others. Whatever the people in your peer group are doing is what you want to do! However, many times that is not the will of God.
God created a special nation called Israel. He planned to rule the nation directly through His prophets and spiritual leaders.
When the people of Israel realized that all the nations around them had kings, they also decided to have a king. Even though what they were experiencing was better, they just wanted to follow the crowd.
That is what I call “the voice of the people”. It is such a strong voice that it often drowns out the gentle voice of the Holy Spirit. You must be careful not to become someone who is easily affected by the opinions of those around you.
No one can be a successful minister if he still wants to please people around him. That is why a church must not be run by democracy. The essential nature of democracy turns people into men-pleasers and liars.
If you want to serve the Lord, you must be careful not to become a man-pleaser (Galatians 1:10). I am wary of people who are very conscious of making good impressions everywhere. Such people are usually two-faced and can easily betray you