expectations

we all have these expectations in life right? We expect to …. i don’t know …. get married … have kids … white picket fence … and so on. Expectations on what our life should look like. the way things should be. But thats not life. Why? Cause God is in control – not us.

Bear with me – but this is a struggle for me. I love control (we know this) but I am learning this hard lesson – its not about me.

My husband has been such a great teacher of what a servant is. I have always been the reluctant servant – the one thats more like a slave. It was ingrained in my life early on – I was only good enough to be a slave in life. In fact that was a nick name i had when I was younger.

While they were wrong in the way they taught it? The idea is true though. Its not about what we want when we want. Its about being a servant and committing our life to God.

People say this whole “name it and claim it thing” is biblical. Can someone show me where? I mean wouldn’t that take away from the greatness of our God? Wouldn’t that take away from us learning how to be kind humans?

I know for one thing – if I had control over my life? I would be a selfish brat. Oh I would be horrible. I wouldn’t have any friends and I would be …. well a jerk.

While I am glad that God has not given me everything I want when I want it I will admit: Its a difficult life. Especially not getting what you want when you want but thats not the purpose of our lives.

Our purpose in life is to love others. To be a servant to all.

16 By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. 17 But whoever has this world’s goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him?

18 My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth

1 john 3: 16-18

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