I showed our new youth room to someone I respect a lot. He wasn't feeling it. In the past this awkward interaction would've troubled me a great deal. I didn't get the vibes and recognition that I thought I deserved. His reaction was made personal because I've put so much time and creativity into the project.
Today, however, the interaction didn't throw me off too much. I know that I'm obeying God with the choices were making in there and it doesn't matter what people say or think about my decisions. This is especially true in the long run.
It sure is hard work taking a break from people pleasing. I wonder if I could get used to not pleasing people all the time.