Mid-Week Motivation: Stop Expecting You From Others

I can’t expect people to have the same work ethic as me, or the same motivation as me, or the same compassion and empathy as me, or the same giving spirit as me. Not to say I’m the standard for all of that, but to not hold it against someone for not reciprocating how I want them to or think they should. Not holding it against someone for not acting how I want them to or think they should. Not holding it against someone for not responding to me how I want them to or think they should. Not taking things personally. How people respond to me or act towards me should not effect my mood or actions. People are imperfect. People are flawed. People will disappoint. I am imperfect. I am flawed. I will disappoint. But I’m gonna keep loving how I want to love. And give how I want to give. And share how I want to share. And work how I want to work. Putting forth my best effort, whatever it is at that time. Regardless of anything else. Not in hopes of receiving it back in some way. But with discernment. Just because that’s how I was made. Just because that’s kinda how I was raised. Just because that’s how I want to utilize my space and time on this earth. That’s how God intended it to be. So for, at least, the rest of this week, I encourage you to try not to take things personally.

 

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