Thoughts?

Henri Nouwen:

“For as long as you can remember you have been a pleaser, depending on others to give you an identity. You need not look at that only in a negative way. You wanted to give your heart to others, and you did so quickly and easily. But now you are being asked to let go of all these self-made props and trust that God is enough for you. You must stop being a pleaser and reclaim your identity as a free self.”

What do think? Agree, disagree? Are you a pleaser?

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3 thoughts on “Thoughts?

  1. I must say, I love Henry Nouwen. I agree…wow. I think this is why I am living on a mountain by myself….”but now you are being asked to let go of all these self made props and realize that God is enough for you”….definitely where I am. Not easy, but I know HE is Faithful!

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