Who are you setting high expectations for?
I had to learn the hard way that setting high expectations for man only leads to disappointment. I came across a great quote today from an unknown source and it said: “expectations are pre-meditated resentments.” That holds so much truth. We are all human. We are all flawed. We are all sinners. Only a perfect person could expect perfection from another.
I’m reading an eye opening book with my fiancé titled, “When Sinners Say I Do” by Dave Harvey. He elaborates on the idea that no two perfect people ever marry. We need to come to the realization that we are innately sinners, and live our lives accordingly (with grace and humility).
The same concept extends to every relationship you can imagine: parents, siblings, friends…
Expectation leads to disappointment, which over time leads to bitterness and resentment. Why is there so much hate in this world? Why is the divorce rate so high? Because forgiveness isn’t a prevalent part of our culture and we set up a high standard of how we should be treated.
It’s not all negative. In fact, I have very good news. God’s Word never goes void. Isaiah 55:11 says:
so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
Therefore, if there’s something written in his Word or something He has revealed to you personally, it’s going to happen the way that He said it. He will never disappoint. You can set your expectations high.
This does not mean that we get whatever we want. This means we get whatever is purposed for us.
Wake up with great expectation for what God has for you. Nothing else will ever measure up.