God has made each of us unique and special in our own way. We are all different. We think differently, we live different lives, we have different values, thoughts, relationships, and emotions. We raise our kids differently and behave differently on a number of levels.
And because we are so different, very often we tend to think of our way as the only right way. And because of that, it is a wonder why so many can be so quick to criticize people when they don't do things the way we would do them. If the truth were told, this makes it impossible to please everybody!
You can't please everybody! It's absolutely impossible to please everyone, yet so many people live their lives as people pleasers-trying to make everybody happy, trying to make sure everybody likes them!
And here in our text, the Apostle Paul is dealing with a group of people who've accused him of being a people pleaser! But they also find themselves vacillating back and forth in their faith, which motivates Paul to help them understand that they too can't please everybody! Because people pleasers become battered by confusion in their lives (ups and downs) but can become better when they've committed to Christ.