In last Sunday’s sermon, we talked about thirteen different ways to identify Fear of Man in your life. I drew heavily upon this list and also added some of my own.
#1. You frequently think about what other people are thinking about you.
#2. You long to be noticed more than you long to be godly.
#3. You get angry if you are ever publicly contradicted.
#4. You flatter other people with words in order to be liked by them.
#5. You rarely confront sin in others directly.
#6. You think about what’s politically correct more than what’s biblically correct.
#7. You love to cite your own accomplishments.
#8. You have a hard time saying what you really think, which prevents you from getting close to people.
#9. You prematurely terminate conflicts by yielding, withdrawing, or changing the subject.
#10. You frequently put yourself down in order to get other people to give you encouragement.
#11. You have a hard time saying “no” even when you should.
#12. You fear that conflict in a relationship signals that the relationship is ending.
#13. You use texting or email as a preferred means of confrontation.
These are all indicators that some degree of Fear of Man is going on in your life.