Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Day 11: Expectations
My husband told me last year that my birthday, Mother's Day, and Christmas all gave him anxiety. Why? Because he was afraid that what he did wouldn't measure up to my expectations.
Of course, I felt horrible at this revelation and vowed to change. I don't want my expectations of what I think should happen get in the way of seeing the beauty of what does happen.
Today, I wonder if sometimes my expectations get in the way of hearing God. Perhaps I have preconceived notions of how He will speak, what He will say, or when He will say it. If I am focused on the form I believe it should come in, do I run the risk of missing the message altogether? Do I give Him ultimatums and then tune Him out if He doesn't respond on my timetable? Do I expect grand revelations and so I dismiss the still, quiet Voice?
Challenge: Be honest with God about the expectations you have of Him and how He will speak. Allow yourself to be moldable, releasing your hard and fast expectations so that you might see new ways in which He is working in your life. Is there something you need to surrender?
oh, one more thing! I'm guest posting at Deidra's Jumping Tandem today. It's all about how Soli Deo Gloria was born...and a bit more. Will you come stop by? Click here to read!