Why do we seem to think that others have the responsibility to make us happy?
It is not someone else’s job to make us happy, laugh or lift us up. If we are relying on others to make us happy, we are disappointing ourselves.
If someone doesn’t say what we want to hear, or do what we expect them to do, we become disappointed, and discouraged. We put so much pressure on others, we truly don’t realize we’re doing it. Our expectations are from man, when they should be from God. If we think about it, we’re living our lives saying; “I expect you to make me happy”. That’s a lot to put on someone.
We are to rely on God for EVERYTHING. He is our source. Our dependency should not be from others, which is self-sufficient, but from God. Our expectations are from God, not man. Our joy is in the Lord.
Take man off the hook. Trust God and look to Him to bring you joy and peace.
II Corinthians 3:5 (KJV) – not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God.
Romans 15:13 (KJV) – now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through he power of the Holy Ghost.
Psalm 35:9 (KJV) – and my soul shall be joyful in the Lord: it shall rejoice in his salvation.