I have three ticklish children and only two hands (you do the math).
Anna is ticklish on her knees.
Joshua on his back.
Daniel on his neck.
On rare occasions I can position them all correctly and tickle all three at the same time. Sometimes, I tickle one and the other two fill the place with laughter. Most of the time I will choose to tickle one, Anna for instance, and Joshua will be a little sad that I did not choose him, and Daniel will be mad because I am “attacking” his sister (the kid is pretty protective of his siblings).
I am a Christian, an introvert, and a people pleaser (you do the math).
A Christian follows Jesus and makes choices that please God.
An introvert loves being alone because he is emotionally pleased in solitude.
A people pleaser is happy when serving others, even at the detriment of his personal needs.
On rare occasions, I make a decision that pleases all three (God, the crowd, and me) but most of the time I have to choose only one to please.
Today (and tomorrow, and the next…) I will be forced to make a choice. You will have to make this choice today as well.
Will we choose to please God? The crowd? Self?
Jesus, I choose You today. Let me be thankful for the complaints that come from others because of my choice to please You.