“The blessing of the LORD enriches, and He adds no sorrow to it” Proverbs 10:22, Berean Study Bible.
Through the years, I’ve always tried very hard to make others happy, feeling a need to please, and never wanting to disappoint those I love. They were grateful, but I was exhausted.
God has been teaching me that when He divinely places someone in my life, I don’t have to try so hard. If I never called to pray with them, they would still love me. If I never invited them over for dinner, they would still love me. If I never did anything special for them, they would still love me because they love ME.
It’s the same with you, my sister, you don’t have to try so hard. That goes for God and anyone else He has divinely placed in your life. More than what you do for them, they sincerely love YOU. God has given you favor in His eyes and theirs, and it’s not based on what you do or don’t do. So ease up on yourself and begin to enjoy the Lord, enjoy your life, and enjoy the relational treasures He has given you.
Prayer: Father God, forgive me if I have frustrated Your grace. When I try hard to make others happy, I end up exhausted. Thank You for reminding me of Your unconditional love that is not performance-based. Keep me secure in Your love and help me enjoy You, this life and the people You have given me. In Jesus Name, Amen.