I try to meet other's needs. It's part of my make-up, but it's also a lasting effect of childhood abuse.
The belief that if I figure out and provide for someone else's (abuser's) needs, I will be safe, loved, accepted.
fulfill, satisfy, fill, measure up to, match (up to), conform to, come up to, comply with, answer -- "he does not meet the job's requirements"
What I'm learning is the only person I am responsible for in that way is me. God wants me to take care of me. And by taking care of me (creating safety, loving, and accepting) I will do His will and help other people in the process.
Meeting my needs is a new endeavor. There's a learning curve for me in this process. But I'm taking it one step at a time, and trusting in God to show me how to honor Him by honoring me.
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