When pleasing others becomes foremost in my thoughts, it can give those power over me and enslavement ensues. Certainly, I cannot or have not put God first in my life and have broken the first commandment. The same can happen with fear, disease, unpleasant situations, etc. ” Thou shalt have no other gods before Me” (God). By dwelling on any of the above can become hypnotizing when God is not first and foremost.
“Yet I hold this against you; You have forsaken your first love.” Revelation 2:4