Expectations

Letting go of everything I hold dear. Relinquishing my expectations of myself, others, even God, has led me to discover:

“… God is not obligated to love me in the way I think He should. He loves me in the way I need it most, which is sometimes in a way I don’t see.” Kim Walker-Smith

God loves me. He just loves me, and you. Not because of anything that we do or don’t do. Not because of, or in-spite of… He just loves us, unconditionally.

And, although nothing can separate us from God’s love, we still must accept His love in our lives.

I sometimes catch myself feeling disappointed in myself, others, and even God. Why? Because I, they, He didn’t live up to my expectations or things didn’t turn out the way I expected. I don’t always realize this until after the fact. “But, God, You promised me?” It takes hindsight sometimes to look back and see that, although things didn’t work out the way I expected, He still had a plan.

I can say from experience, when I dropped the expectations to which I tried to hold others, our relationships drastically improved. When I stopped holding myself to a bar that only I could see, yet not reach, I was able to experience contentment and happiness.

I don’t know why we do it to ourselves and/or others, but I had to stop one day. Realizing that I was upset over things beyond anyone’s control. I was allowing the fact that I, they didn’t live up to the standards I had established. How miserable and upsetting for us all…

It feels so good to not have to be what I think I should be, and instead allow myself to just be.

*Original Image by KayBee05

2 comments

  1. I find that I’m doing this more lately than ever – I seem to have such high expectations of people. And yet, my expectations of events is lower. Just realized that so I’m not sure what it means yet. I’ll have to work on my expectations of others – because I’m not exactly sure what to do about them at the moment
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    1. I completely understand! When you figure it out, let me know! I have told myself that they are doing the best that they can for the moment/occasion.. I have held high expectations of people and events..

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