My Expectations & God's Will

I expect great things. I’ve always expected great things, for myself and for others. I’m certainly a dreamer, usually a glass half-full kind of girl. I’m always imagining and re-imagining future plans. O, the possibilities!

These grand expectations of mine really only have one foil: reality.

To be perfectly honest, the last time my expectations were wholly met and exceeded happened in 2010, during my semester abroad in Scotland. Why? I haven’t a clue. I truly didn’t know what to expect and, in the Old Country, the LORD taught me to expect Him. I certainly was blessed to make friends and have experiences beyond my wildest dreams, but I did learn that when we expect God to work in our live we can be sure a grand adventure is to follow.

Since returning from Scotland, nothing has gone the way I expected it. I mean nothing. It’s not been all bad, but it’s certainly not been what I expected.

Actually, since returning from the UK I’ve been at great odds with My Expectations and God’s Will. Through reflecting over the past two years, Ben – my future husband – suggested I study the two and how they relate.

I’m using Psalms 37 as my base text. I’m also going to be reading through two books 1) Just Do Something by Kevin DeYoung and 2) Found: God’s Will by John MacArthur.

I’ll be blogging my reflections here. Join me, won’t you?

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