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Our level of disappointment is directly proportionate to our level of expectation. We all need to live life with great expectations. But our expectations need to be reasonable ones.
Some of us have unspoken expectations — we expect things from others that were never agreed upon or spoken about. It’s those expectations that get us. We expect something of someone or something that was never discussed. We expect so much from God, even when His word doesn’t say what we expect. When this happens, we get disappointed. Disappointment is defined as: the feeling of sadness or displeasure caused by the nonfulfillment of one’s hopes or expectations.
We really need to govern our expectations with reality — reality of what has been said or agreed to. You will hear people say things such as, “I thought you meant this,” or, “I thought you said this.”
This is especially true when it comes to God. So often people accuse Him of not caring because He didn’t meet their expectation at the time. But what they expected wasn’t based on fact or in their core truth.
Let’s find out what the word of God actually says, then adjust our expectations to what has actually been said or agreed upon. What we will find is that we won’t experience as much disappointment in our lives.
Just a thought,
Published on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 @ 9:38 AM CDT
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