I've been thinking more about this "Pleasing God" thing.
My tendency is to be a man-pleaser. I've worked hard to change that into being a God-pleaser. I've learned to embrace conflict and be bold in speaking the truth. I've embraced the fear of the Lord, instead of the fear of man.
But I'm realizing that being a God-pleaser is still missing the mark. I thought it was good. But it's still striving to be approved... striving to make Him proud... striving. Rather than resting in the fact that that I am already accepted and approved. I simply need to fall in love with Him--and He is the one Who works in me His good will, so He will help me to do that.
It's so simple, and yet such a deep revelation. I am already pleasing to Him.