Those upon whom you are dependent, you give the right (or they have a right) to have a say in your life.
If you are dependent on the approval of man, you allow a lot of nonsense and negativity to be spoken into your life.
If you are dependent upon creditors, you give them permission to harass you day and night.
There are many things and people upon which we willingly choose to become dependent, and then we react when those things begin to exert their control. The warning to me is “To whom do I want to give that much influence in my life?” There will always be people we need in our lives, but are they the same people that we want to also have so much influence?
If you allow your happiness to be dependent upon the weather, then your happiness is as unpredictable as the weather.
If your faith is dependent on what you can scientifically measure or prove, then your faith is only as good as your senses are and is reliant on the natural rather than the supernatural.
If your view of God is based on your current circumstances, then your god is your circumstances and can do nothing outside of those circumstances.
Be careful upon whom you become dependent because ultimately they will exert the greatest influence over you.