Expectations Mess Us Up

How to Deal With Expectations Scriptureally - Philippians 4:11-13

In seminary, I befriended Lani when she almost walked into a wall in the cafeteria. 

I saw that she was blind, got up to help, and we became friends. 

It was fun helping her buy Christmas gifts in the campus book store. It was her first opportunity to choose gifts without family help - her first opportunity to surprise them. For me, it was challenging (but fun) to explain things to Lani without using colors or descriptions a blind person wouldn't understand.

 Although most sighted people consider blindness the greatest disability, Lani is content and excited about life. 

That’s because contentment is largely based on expectations. Lani has never had her sight. 

On the other hand, she once told me that being deaf would be the worst thing she could imagine. I think that’s because she’s always been able to hear.

Lani's expectations are more honorable than many of mine. I expect far too much at times and confuse wants with needs. 

The Apostle Paul tells us there’s a secret to overcoming these expectations and being content in every circumstance. Do you know the secret? Look HERE and HERE.

How to Deal With Expectations Scriptureally - Philippians 4:11-13


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