“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
I am a recovering people pleaser. I’ve spent most of my life trying to make sure everybody around me has been happy. Part of the reason for that, honestly, was a fear of dealing with their unhappiness. Because of my insecurities and lack of confidence, I was sure that upsetting someone else would be devastating for me. This behavior carried over into my Christian Life, until I started to understood God’s promise to give me boldness. Not boosting up my strength to be pushy, but giving me His ability to be a light for others.