Let’s face it, we all have expectations of others. We all expect certain people to act a certain way, depending on the role they play in our lives. It’s just the reality of life. When people do not meet our expectations, we end up disappointed. That disappointment can lead to several other feelings, including anger, unforgiveness, or even depression.
When we hold someone to a standard higher than what they can reach and expect more than what they can give, we will end up disappointed. Does this mean we can’t have expectations of others? Of course, we can, and it is healthy to have expectations of others, but they must be measurable. We cannot expect that someone will never fail us. That is an unreasonable and unmeasurable expectation. As humans, we are imperfect, and we will always make mistakes. Our actions will sometimes cause pain to others. That is why it’s essential to be cautious of the expectations we set on others.
There is, however, someone who can meet all your expectations. Someone who will never disappoint you. Someone who can live up to His Word. Someone you can rely on and know with certainty; He will be there. Someone who will hold your hand and not let it go.
My soul, wait silently for God alone,
For my expectation is from Him.
He only is my rock and my salvation;
He is my defense;
I shall not be moved.
In God is my salvation and my glory;
The rock of my strength,
And my refuge, is in God.
Trust in Him at all times, you people;
Pour out your heart before Him;
God is a refuge for us.
Unmeasurable expectations in others will always bring disappointment, but expectations in God will always bring fulfillment. Expect the very best from God today.