Friday, June 8, 2012

Five Minute Friday - Expectation - 6/8/12


It's FRIDAY! That means it's time for another Five Minute Friday where, we, as our hostess and inspiration, The Gypsy Mama, puts it, write "For only five short, bold, beautiful minutes. Unscripted and unedited. We just write without worrying if it’s just right or not."



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Now...for today's assignment....

Go!

Expectation! The very word fairly rings with excitement! And it is with high expectation that, all too often, we dream about the future. 

As young women we dream with expectation of finding the perfect man, having the perfect wedding, living in the perfect house, and raising the perfect family, Oftentimes we set our ideals too high and our expectations crumble into depression as the realities of an imperfect life settle in. 

Perhaps it is the wrong thing in which we place our hopes...our dreams...our expectations. All too often I have overlooked the obvious and placed my own expectations into the hands of others...trusting and relying on them to fulfill my happiness and determine my destiny...instead of into the hands of God...the One Who knitted me together in my mother's womb...the One Who holds my eternal future. 

It is in Him that my expectation must lie...not people...not money...not circumstances...but in Him and Him alone!

"My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him" (Psalm 62:5).

Stop!


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7 comments:

  1. Amen! It is in Him that I put my trust... Thanks for sharing.

    Stephanie

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  2. Love how you point out where our expectations should be ... "It is in Him that my expectation must lie...not people...not money...not circumstances...but in Him and Him alone!"
    Thank you!

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  3. You're so right, we do place out expectations in the wrong places, and we are always doomed to disappointment eventually. Our help comes from the Lord the maker of heaven and earth. Lovely to meet another veteran homeschool mom. We just finished our 17th year and graduate our last one tomorrow.

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  4. Thank you so much for dropping in and taking time to comment, Elizabeth! It's wonderful to 'meet' you! Congratulations on 17 years of homeschooling. I am down to the end, too. Our last one is finishing up, but I've got eight grandlittles that are being homeschooled, so I am blessed to be able to help with them along the way. May God richly bless you for the time you have invested into your children's lives and education, and may the fruit of your labors be many! <3

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  5. "Oftentimes we set our ideals too high and our expectations crumble into depression as the realities of an imperfect life settle in" --> Don't I know it!!!

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