Do you have expectations? Of things, of people?
Expectation is defined as a strong belief that something will happen or be the case in the future and a belief that someone will or should achieve something.
There are things with which we have expectations. I expect the water to turn on in the shower. I expect the car to start. I expect the mail to come in the mailbox.
But having expectations of people is hard. Sadly, some of us have learned in the past not to expect much of people. Most of the time when we do, we are let down. I recently came across an article in Psychology Today regarding expectations. One line says “Expectations are premeditated resentments.” The article goes on to say we shouldn’t have expectations of children because of their immaturity or of any human because of the selfish nature of most people. I tend to agree. When we expect something of our kids, we tend to get angry or frustrated. The same can be said about our spouses or anyone.
But the One with whom we can have the most expectations is, of course, God. He has made many promises to those of us who are Christ followers. I expect to see Him one day. To sit and ask all the questions I have. To talk with those saints who have gone on before me. To see my dad again.
Yeah…I have some expectations!