I remember a remarkable scripture in 1 Corinthians 4:7 NLT:
“What makes you better than anyone else? What do you have that God hasn’t given you? And if all you have is from God, why boast as though you have accomplished something on your own?”.
This is the second most important life lesson, to know that you will only enjoy the things that God Himself has permitted or allowed.
I also believe everyone (most likely) has had experiences where one or more persons you expected to help you refused to do so in spite of the fact that they had the obvious means and capacity to. God simply didn’t permit them to be the channels of assistance to you at those times.
It is also possible that the same person who simply did not help at a certain time for no clear reason then decides to be of great blessing to you at another time… this is simply because God had chosen to use such person at that time.
Stop expecting too much from your spouse, dad, mum, relatives, friends…what have you!
Expecting too much from men is a short cut to frustration! Be wise and learn to look up to God alone!
God is your source; Men are simply His means!
Please note that it is impossible to look up to God and to man at the same time; just like you can’t look up and down at thesame time…