Pondering today on expectations…
How about you? Do you have expectations of your spouse that they can’t possible live up to? Do you expect them to be your source of everything you need, when you need it? How about for your kids? Do you expect them to be what YOU want them to be? Do you expect them to think, feel and have the same passions as you do? I did for many years and still do.
Expectations lead to disappointment. Disappointments lead to hurt. Hurt leads to anger. Anger leads to judgement. Judgement leads to separation.
What if we could love like our Father? Despite what you have been taught, you can’t hurt, disappoint or make God angry. He already knows your EVERY thought, action and motive. NOTHING you do surprises him or lets Him down. He is NOT some far off God in heaven that is nervously waiting to see if you are going to pass some “test”, or fall into some “trap”, or give in to some “temptation. HE KNOWS ALL THINGS AND HE LOVES YOU UNCONDITIONALLY! Before the creation of the world, He reconciled you to Himself. It’s a done deal! A finished work! A final judgement! His blanket answer to you on EVERY matter, in EVERY season, EVERY circumstance is …I LOVE YOU!
Now, live in that love and watch it pour out of you on to those around you. Say good bye to expectations, judgement and pity parties! HAPPY SUNDAY MY LOVED FRIENDS!