One of the prayers I pray for myself and my beloved is that neither one of us should have the power to dictate and govern the other person’s emotion.
Few days ago I lost my Joy just because a dear Friend didn’t reply my messages nor called me back as I wanted and because we both misunderstood each other, awful words were uttered and giving up was just the next thing in view.
This is what happens when you look too much on someone else to satisfy you or become your Joy maker and that temptation usually comes with those you are in a relationship with,your friends, husband or wife.
No one should have such dominion over your soul. That type of dominion over your soul belongs to God,not the person you are in a relationship with or the people in your life.
By allowing all our Joy to only come from our partner or friends, will place them under a huge pressure and expectations to always be responsible for our happiness.
The disappointment is huge when you place your expectation of joy or happiness on someone else’s shoulder rather than the Lord’s because then you become critical,insecure, judgmental and empty of Grace (these were all that I became).
What are you going to do when they are not giving you the attention, support and respect you NEED from them? Will you feel rejected and conclude that you’re worthless? Will you do everything you can to please them and beg them back into being your Joy maker? I pray that the people in my life ADD to my joy and that the Lord CREATE it so that no man can take it away.
This can be very hard at times but I love when God places me in situation that show me where my Joy is essentially coming from.
Knowing that your Joy essentially come from the Lord and not from a partner or friend’s help and enable you to serve them even though they are rude to you. Help you to make sacrifices for them despite how Lazy they have currently been. Bless them even if they don’t appreciate you in the way the flesh desires.
When Jesus is your joy, He will fill your heart with Grace to lay down your life regardless, when man is your joy, you will carry a heart full of criticisms when they let you down.
If you were like me some days ago, this is for you to make that call or reach out to that partner and friend and apologize for making them feel like they owe you too much and are not meeting up to your expectation. Our Joy can only come from God. The Lord taught me this the hard way. @pretyprexy @MademoiselleK @Lola @yeye @Aje @Judy @Kachie @evansakanno @Oluwarufus @yvonne @abnetz @ewomazino @W.O