IMG_2690So I have this thing with expectations…  This unhealthy thing that keeps me frustrated and disappointed.  It keeps me backed up in relationships, it keeps my heart on the wrong thing, it keeps my focus distorted and blurry.

How much of my life, my marriage, my friendships do I live in expectation??

And lest you think I am a hypocrite, please don’t think that for one minute I escape the scrutiny of my own expectations of myself.  This standard permeates how I view myself failing as a Mom, how I see my “not in shape enough” body, how I evaulate myself as a friend, how I feel a disappointment to God with my lack of spiritual discipline.  I am mess when I compare myself to this dead, deteriorating, rule book of requirements that my own expectations place on me!

 

What if I chose to live in expectancy instead?

What if instead of putting the heaviness of expectations on, I stepped into the ease of living in expectancy?

How would my relationships change if I lived in expectancy??

 

To be expectant of what the day will hold!

To hold with expectancy the hope of a new day, new mercies, new grace!

  • Expectant of what overlooked gift I might find in that relationship…
  • Expectant of the unrealized potential of another…
  • Expectant of the sweet memories that will be created…
  • Expectant of the challenge someone else will call me to…
  • Expectant of the amazing thing God is doing in this season…
  • Expectant of the abundant life He promises me…

To live in expectancy…now that’s kingdom living!!!

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