Chapter-a-Day Exodus 11

HandshakeGod saw to it that the Egyptians liked the people. Also, Moses was greatly admired by the Egyptians, a respected public figure among both Pharaoh’s servants and the people at large. Exodus 11:2-3 (TM)

The other day I was training some folks for a client and we took a simple personality test. I’ve taken this test and many other personality tests over the years, but each time I take it I’m always reminded anew how God made me. For example, my personality gives me the tendency to be a people pleaser. Looking back, I can see how that part of my personality has affected me – both positively and negatively – on life’s journey.

One of the lessons I’ve had to learn as "a pleaser" is that I shouldn’t try to make people like me. I always end up becoming something other than who I am, and then whatever relationship develops is built on a foundation of deception. I’ve had to learn to be who God made me to be and be content with that – even if that means there are certain people who don’t particularly like me.

In the process of giving up trying to make others like me, I learned that I could trust God to grant me favor with those to whom He wanted me to have favor, just has He granted Moses favor with the Egyptians. And, if there is a Pharaoh in my life who stubbornly wants nothing to do with me – I can trust God with that, too.

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