Improve Your Life by Adjusting Expectations

SEPTEMBER 18TH, 2021      |      I have no doubt you want to be a good person, serve others, take care of your body, and spend time with Jesus. And sometimes you may expect to do all of this more or less flawlessly. When you don’t, you may either dig in your heels, continuing to press forward, or you are paralyzed by the enormity of what you need to do to be good enough. All that striving can break hearts, damage homes, and put insurmountable pressure on marriages and children. 

It’s not how much you do or have that makes you who you are. It’s your heart. When you were younger, you may have seen adulthood as something you arrived at fully prepared for. But now you know growing more like Christ, embracing your God-given strengths, and submitting them with your weaknesses is a lifelong journey. 

Dreams and passions are wonderful, they give you vision. They require you to lean on God as He brings you to areas much bigger than yourself. If you want to improve your life, you must adjust your expectation of what it should look like. Seek God for His wisdom.

Improve Your Life by Adjusting Expectations

…Don’t worry about such things. These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers all over the world, but your Father already knows your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and he will give you everything you need.

–Luke 12:29-31 NLT

…Don’t worry about such things. These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers all over the world, but your Father already knows your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and he will give you everything you need.

–Luke 12:29-31 NLT

I have no doubt you want to be a good person, serve others, take care of your body, and spend time with Jesus. And sometimes you may expect to do all of this more or less flawlessly. When you don’t, you may either dig in your heels, continuing to press forward, or you are paralyzed by the enormity of what you need to do to be good enough. All that striving can break hearts, damage homes, and put insurmountable pressure on marriages and children. 

It’s not how much you do or have that makes you who you are. It’s your heart. When you were younger, you may have seen adulthood as something you arrived at fully prepared for. But now you know growing more like Christ, embracing your God-given strengths, and submitting them with your weaknesses is a lifelong journey. 

Dreams and passions are wonderful, they give you vision. They require you to lean on God as He brings you to areas much bigger than yourself. If you want to improve your life, you must adjust your expectation of what it should look like. Seek God for His wisdom.

Ask God what areas of your life you need to submit to Him.

Ask God to change your perspective, to see life with an eternal mindset.

Kelsey Ferguson
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