I think sometimes our emotions will rise or fall based on our perceptions of what others think or feel about us. Or maybe I’m the only person with this affliction.
These perceptions may be valid, but other times they aren’t. We’re just paranoid. It doesn’t matter. Either way it’s wrong to give anyone that control.
It’s like we’re a kite and we rise and soar when we think that others favor us. Then they pull on the kite string and our emotions take a dip. Our emotions are tied to their behaviors and attitudes towards us.
This is insane. It’s as if we make these people a god in our lives.
Well as for me, I serve and trust in The Lord and He is the one who brings me joy. (Psalm 86:4). I love people but I’m not serving up my emotions to them.
I’m cutting the cord.