Sometimes I just want to scream, “What do you expect from me?” There are so many things that are expected of us in this life, and there are in turn so many things that we expect out of life. I learned long ago, that expectations weigh us down. It’s like constantly hanging onto the what if’s that life can sometimes leave us with. I know what it is to be stuck in the never ending cycle of what if I had done this and what if I had said that….that does nothing but keep us trapped in the past, wishing for a future that is never coming.
You can hold onto your expectations and let them drown you, or you can embrace life unexpected and let it dazzle you with it’s brilliance!
I fought it for a long time and tried to hang onto what was and what I thought should have been, but there is no good in that. No peace of mind. Now, I am trying my best to fully embrace this outside the box life unexpected that God has put me smack in the middle of. I don’t always love it, and some days I get frustrated with it, but that’s when faith comes in handy. My life verse is Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” On those days when I get frustrated with this life, I just take a minute to remember that God has it all under control.
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