Wednesday, July 2, 2014

A God-Sized Job

John Maxwell's book Make Today Count contains a neat story about something his wife once said at a conference.  She was asked in front of a large crowd if John made her happy.  Margaret Maxwell thought for a moment and then replied, "No, he doesn't."  John couldn't believe what his wife had said.  Then she continued, "The first two or three years we were married, I thought it was John's job to make me happy.  But he didn't.  He wasn't mean to me or anything.  He's a good husband.  But nobody can make another person happy.  That was my job."

That story alone was worth the price of the book I continue to read!

I like to summarize Margaret's point this way:  Only God can make us complete and happy in our heart.  No person can do that like God can.  It's not a job meant for men or women.

We all want to be happy and enjoy our lives.  But it's not fair to expect any person, no matter how wonderful they may be, to make that happen for us.  Nobody is capable of doing that in the truest sence.  That is a God-sized job.

Don't put an unfair burden on people you know by requiring them to make you happy.  You take care of that yourself by enjoying a relationship with God, through His Son, Jesus Christ.  Let God be The One who makes happy.

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