What does it mean? If I go to the hardware store looking for groceries, of course I am not going to find them there. The hardware store does not stock or sell groceries. I must go to the grocery store for my bread.
When I look to an individual to give me what he or she does not have emotionally to give, I cannot expect to get it. Those who have never learned how to love unconditionally cannot possibly give me unconditional love. That is not something they have to “sell.” I might keep looking, keep hoping, and keep expecting – but it will not happen. I cannot get bread from a hardware store.
My expectations of others can become premeditated resentments.
It’s time to remember that sometimes it will be impossible for others to emotionally give to me what I would like to have from them. My acceptance of the limitations of others will go a long way in heading off resentment in my own heart.
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