The Bible has a lot to say about the matter, but let me simply suggest two texts to hold onto - one for each hand - as you walk this treacherous road.
1) Galatians 1:10
For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.2) 1 Corinthians 10:33
just as I try to please everyone in everything I do, not seeking my own advantage, but that of many, that they may be saved.Ray Ortlund, Jr. wisely puts these two texts together like this (emphasis added):
[H]ere is now [the Apostle Paul] reconciled his desire to please people, on the one hand, with his deeper desire to please God, on the other. When Paul faced a choice between pleasing himself and pleasing others, he pleased others. When he faced a choice between pleasing others and pleasing God, he pleased God.From his seminar given at the 2011 Gospel Coalition National Conference entitled, "Justification versus Self-justification."