People pleasing is a subject I want to discuss today. The above scripture states that a person can not seek to please people and God simultaneously. Putting the desires of people above God is idolatry.
God has a specific role for all of us in the body of Christ. However, we can easily venture into the wrong territory because of people pleasing. I recall a time when someone was trying to urge me to learn how to play the piano. They believed that my long thin "piano fingers" were a sign from the heavens that I was destined to play. However, I had no desire to play the piano or any other instrument. I knew my fingers were thin, because I was thin, not a prophetic sign from the sky. So I had to respectfully decline because I was not interested in musical instruments.
If I would have said yes to their request I would have been doing something entirely for them, not because I was trying to serve God. That would have grieved the Holy Spirit.