Establishing Expectations!

Expectations are beliefs that spring from a person’s thought process when examining evidence, situations, and circumstances. Our expectations are not always correct because of flaws in our logic and the bias of hope and desire. Often, we form expectations automatically, without conscious effort. When expectations are not met, pain ensues, and we often place blame on the something or someone who did not live up to our expectations—even if our expectations were unreasonable and/or not communicated. Therefore, don’t place expectations on others before you first communicate and then agree on what the expectations you are setting. Assumed expectations only leads to disappointment, discouragement, and discord. In everything, we should look to God and trust Him (Proverbs 3:5–6). His promises are absolutely sound, and our expectation that He will fulfill His Word is called faith. We can expect God to do exactly what He says he will do (2 Corinthians 1:20; Joshua 21:45; Psalm 77:8; 2 Peter 1:4). When based on God’s Word and properly communicated our expectations will never fail to be met by God nor by man!

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