In the book of Acts, the Lord Jesus reminds us that it is better to give than to receive. This is His principle. We all hope to have a stable career, great family, a nice home, close friends and a partner/ spouse who loves us, but this is not always the case.
At one point in your life, you might be given many people and friends who love you and care for you. But there might be a stage in your life where you have to face many difficulties and challenges alone. This is the moment where we have to apply the Lord's principle, lets not demand to receive love from the people around us. Lets be the person who loves first.
Have you paid much attention to the people that He puts around you? There might be some elderly folks who need your help. There might be children who need advice and attention. We become happy not only by being loved, but by loving others. Lets focus less on ourselves or what we can receive, it will only make us unhappy and disappoint us. Lets focus more on what we can give.
..., remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.
For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve,and to give his life as a ransom for many.