What happens when people open their hearts?…
Tell everyone you know: “My happiness depends on me, so you’re off the hook.’ And then demonstrate it. Be happy, no matter what they’re doing. Practice feeling good, no matter what. And before you know it, you will not give anyone else responsibility for the way you feel-and then, you’ll love them all. Because the only reason you don’t love them, is because you’re using them as your excuse to not feel good.
How can you expect your fellowship with God to thrive if you are having fellowship with someone who is not having fellowship with him? Don’t get deceived. It is bidirectional, One [God] will give you life, the other one [someone who became an idol of your heart] will suck that life out of you. Please don’t commit the same mistake over and over again. Don’t buy into the lies. Hold firm on the truth that only God can truly satisfy your heart.
I can do all things through Christ…
“We say things like, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me,” and “Trust in the Lord with all your heart.” Then we live and plan like we don’t believe God even exists. We try to set our lives up so everything will be fine even if God doesn’t come through. But true faith means holding nothing back. It means putting every hope in God’s fidelity to His promises.”
-Francis Chan “Crazy Love”