Sometimes unmet expectations seem to pop up everywhere in our lives. We experience hardship or failure in life and ministry over and over again. Today, author and pastor’s wife Lisa Hughes teaches us how to reshape our thinking regarding unmet expectations. She shares that we need to not only expect the hard things, but also accept that the Lord is always doing what seems good to Him. We can find joy in the hardship while drawing closer to Jesus when faced with unmet expectations, choosing to obey Him even when it’s hard.
- Identifying an unmet expectation often means identifying a sin in your heart where you’re not thinking rightly about God or what He’s doing in your life.
- Reshaping our thinking means letting the Lord do what seems good to Him and aligning our thoughts to match Scripture.
- You have to decide how to respond to unmet expectations: with despair or with belief and obedience to God.
“It is the Lord, let Him do what seems good to Him. He’s given me this little incubator, this little pressure cooker time, this little hard thing because it’s not only good for her, but it’s really good for me. How do I need to think about what God has given to not try to escape it? I think a lot of times what we try to do is escape those hard things.“
“Sometimes in the waiting times, our hearts just get so stretched, so thin, it’s really painful and it can be so discouraging. We need to believe just like David, that God is good and that He will provide good things for us along the way as He causes us to wait.”
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