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WHAT OUR EXPECTATIONS FROM OTHERS CAN DO TO US

YES! PEOPLE CAN DROP YOU, SO DO NOT EXPECT TOO MUCH

I remember writing our (my hubby and I) lists for our wedding. When he wrote down small chops, I said oh don’t worry about it. Someone is paying for that as promised. He responded no, “we do our thing but if the person eventually pays for it, then we have that as extra funds”. That thought eventually became part of me.

As at the time the promised was made. The person may mean it but you can never tell what can happen that may prevent the promise from being fulfilled. Nature may prevent it from allowing you to be indebted to the person in one way or the other, the person might decide not to do it intentionally and the greatest factor that may prevent it for a good reason is God.

And true, I never heard from this person, not to talk of the small chops been paid for.

Here is the thing: You may be setting yourself up for disappointment when you expect people to do things for you.

Now, I am not saying we should not help each other, or trust people to do what they promised they will do, but do not see it as your “rights or entitlement”. Do not go as far as keeping malice or hating someone for not helping you, because the truth is things change, time changes and occurrences may override planned commitment.

Above all, there are many people like men but there is not a single person like God. Rather than putting your trust in men to do, put it in God to touch the hearts of men to help you.

Lots of love
Hannah

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Mayowa
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Hummm…very true. God is the only one that is faithful and never fails.

oladoke lekan
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U have said it all. Absolutely right

Abolade Jide-olaleye
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Yes…..We should all put our trust in God and not Men….well said my dear. May God keep blessing you for our generation

Kemi Oyesola
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Great advice. Your husband’s advice is eternal. Thank you, Feyikemi.

Billy
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I love the fact that this piece is short and direct to the point. And that’s why it’s even best to be indifferently direct with those who have disappointed us without nursing any grudges against them. Yorùbá will say “je ki o maá ro ki l’okan won”. Thank you for sharing your experience

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