Don’t always associate God with church or church leadership. God may be in them and influencing them at times. But sometimes they may be operating under their own good or even some evil intent or feeling that they may not even be aware of. If you don’t keep them as separate entities, every time you are misused, rejected or offended by the church, you will believe that it is a reflection of how God feels and thinks about you.
You may never be able to live according to the ideas others have for you, but God is easy to be pleased when we love, trust and obey Him. It is easier to please and to be accepted by God than it is people. With people, it is a moving target that fluctuates based on their own culture, convictions, moods, insecurities, likes and dislikes. But God is easy to please.
Hebrews 13:8Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever.
Malachi 3:6For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.