Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Day 22: Expected

I'm a pretty positive person with a great imagination, so I always have great expectations. I just do. I don't know if it is a curse or a blessing, but I'm always expecting something good to happen.

We all know that life is unpredictable. I think one thing you can count on is that things will not turn out like you expect. It's a law or something.

So how do I reconcile these two ideas? I look for the silver lining.  Because I know that God will work out everything for my good, so even if something bad is going on, I know that it will end up good.  I just hope I'm alive to see it!

Take my life, for example.  I expected to get married, raise a family, be supermom and write a book detailing all my experiences that would gain me world-wide acclaim. My daughters would be fabulously talented women who would marry men who are making a difference in this world thereby creating a family dynasty that would lead people to Christ by their example. (I told you I had a great imagination.)

So far, most of this has not happened.

Instead, I ended up being a ministry assistant and a blogger who just tries in my feeble way to encourage people in their walk with Christ. That's it. Nothing more.

Not what I expected, but my life is not a surprise to Christ. I offer my life to Him and expect it will all work out in the end for good. I'm pretty sure I will be pleased when He gets done with me.


What about you?  How do you expect your life to turn out? Please share and let me know I'm not the only one with great expectations.

This post is Day 22 of a series entitled 31 Days of Life on the Journey where I share about my journey as a believer, wife, mom and grandmother.  I invite you to return each day to find the newest link here. Myquillin at The Nester is the creator of the 31 Day Challenge.  I'm linking this post to the category, "Faith and Inspiration." You can also visit Kate's blog, "Heading Home" to read the posts of all the other participants of the 31 day challenge who are writing on her daily prompts for 5 minutes. Today's prompt is "expect."

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betty said...

It is funny to look back and see what we expected with our lives and then the reality of it, but all good in God's timing and purpose and plan. I expected to have 4 children, LOL, instead adopted 2 children :)


Melanie Cook said...

Looking back, my expectations haven't matched what present circumstances. I definitely didn't expect to be a widow or live so far away from children. It sounds like I'm complaining, but God knows what He's doing, and I'm hopefully fulfilling the plans that He has for me and not mine. Great post!