Your maker should be your number one (1) priority. If you put God first in your life, he also will put your first. James 4:8 (NKJV) 8 Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. The fact that you are pleasing God or trying to please him does not mean that there won’t be temptations, but he gives you the grace to overcome them.
Do things to please God and not man; Acts 5:29 (NKJV) 29 But Peter and the other apostles answered and said: “We ought to obey God rather than men. Man cannot save you or take you to heaven, they (pastors, men and women of God, ministers, your boss, those in authority) cannot protect you neither can they speak on your behalf on that last day. Respect people but do not look up to them as though they were God. I would rather have God be pleased with me than for man to be pleased with me because man can never or always understand me but God always and will always understand me. At the end of the day, it is what God says that matters and not what any man says about me or about my situation, he is the author and finisher of our faith. On the judgement day, nobody else is going to be judged in my place or on my behalf. We are all going to stand before him and give account of our lives; every man and woman for his or her self.
We cannot fake it till we make it in this race, God searches our heart as he says in Jeremiah 17:10 (NKJV) 10 I, the Lord, search the heart, I test the mind, Even to give every man according to his ways, According to the fruit of his doings. So, work out your salvation with fear and trembling. 1 Peter 2: 13-17 (NKJV) 13 Therefore submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake, whether to the king as supreme, 14 or to governors, as to those who are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and for the praise of those who do good. 15 For this is the will of God, that by doing good you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men— 16 as free, yet not using liberty as a cloak for vice, but as bondservants of God. 17 Honor all people. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.
Read: Galatians 1:10, 1 Thessalonians 2:4,
If you want man to appreciate you, then you have received your reward. This is not about you or me, it is all about JESUS. John 12:43 (NKJV) 43 for they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.
The bible warns against pleasing or trying to impress others. Colossians 3:22-25 (NKJV) 22 Bondservants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh, not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but in sincerity of heart, fearing God. 23 And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, 24 knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ. 25 But he who does wrong will be repaid for what he has done, and there is no partiality.
1 Peter 2:11-13 (NKJV) 11 Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul, 12 having your conduct honorable among the Gentiles, that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may, by your good works which they observe, glorify God in the day of visitation.
Hebrews 11:6 (NKJV) 6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
Isaiah 51:7(NKJV) 7 “Listen to Me, you who know righteousness, You people in whose heart is My law: Do not fear the reproach of men, Nor be afraid of their insults. Do not be afraid of what man will or can do to you for if God be for you who can be against you?Matthew 10:28 (NKJV)
28 And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.Romans 12:1-2 (NKJV)
Every knee shall bow to Me, And every tongue shall confess to God.”[b] 12 So then each of us shall give account of himself to God.
BELIEVE IN GOD, BELIEVE IN HIS WORD
And be gracious to me;
And give me peace.”’