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False expectations are destructive and have led many people to ruin. It happens when you believe something that’s not true or based on bad information. When we expect something to happen and it doesn’t, it could ruin us and cause us to go down a slippery slope. If you believe God should help you just because you’re a “good person”, you’re really setting yourself up for failure; the result of which can be a controlling and critical attitude. This will cause you and those close to you to be unhappy. The underlying thought, “If I can control the situation, then I can control those involved and thus prevent myself from getting hurt” is manipulating. We sometimes can’t control ourselves, much less other people. Then, people won’t want to be around us and will likely view us as unlikeable. Our outlook on life will grow dim; we will lose hope, and develop a pessimistic view of life. Let’s seek truth and get all the facts, and make sure what we believe is true. Don’t allow your attitude to turn sour based on bad information.
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Published on Tuesday, August 21, 2012 @ 5:11 PM CDT