One of my greatest discoveries recently is understanding that my source of affirmation has shifted.
Our desire to be valued is great and one of the ways in which this is maintained is through affirmation.
Our need for affirmation is greater when we feel that we have failed.
We can though make the mistake of trying to get affirmation from a source that is not appropriate. That source may not have the capacity, the capability, the time or understanding.
Rather than attempting to repeatedly draw affirmation from that from which there is no result, we should look around and realize that God's provision will come from elsewhere.
New seasons bring new meaning and new people into our lives. We cannot change the season or other people. We should not depend upon our own understanding but know that our troubles are all a part of God's master plan.