November 24, 2021 –
Author Stephen R. Covey described expectations this way, “Treat a man as he is, and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be, and he will become as he can and should be.”
It’s an amazing thing about expectations. By changing the way you think about expectations can improve your life. You cannot control what others expect of you, but you can choose your attitude about how you feel about yourself. Treat yourself kindly; no one is perfect.
What you expect of yourself and what others expect pales in comparison to what our Heavenly Father expects of us. What are God’s expectations of us?
- We are to accept Jesus Christ as our Savior, and in so doing, become more like Christ.
- We must love God with all our heart, soul, and mind and equally love our neighbor.
- God expects us to do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with Him.
I don’t want someone’s expectations to direct the course of my life. Whatever we are involved in, God expects Christians to meet His expectations.