I got two things from my late night walk and talk that I will share in two separate post so listen up it’s very important. Before I start, take a look at these definitions.

Expectation: a belief that someone will or should achieve something.

Expect: regard (something) as likely to happen.

Thought: an idea or opinion produced by thinking or occurring suddenly in the mind.

We spend so much time being concerned about what we expect, what our spouse expect, child expect, parents expect, friends expect, and what the world expects, and trying to meet their expectations. Instead forget about what you expect and what every body else expects, but live your life based off what God expects asks God what his expectations of you are and you’ll never go wrong, because if you do it any other way, things could go wrong. Let’s take a look at some verses.

Genesis 48:11
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11 Israel said to Joseph, “I never expected to see your face again, and now God has allowed me to see your children too.” (Israel expected never to see his son again, but God knew different.)

Haggai 1:9
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9 “You expected much, but see, it turned out to be little. What you brought home, I blew away. Why?” declares the Lord Almighty. “Because of my house, which remains a ruin, while each of you is busy with your own house.

Matthew 20:10
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10 So when those came who were hired first, they expected to receive more. But each one of them also received a denarius.

Acts 28:6
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6 The people expected him to swell up or suddenly fall dead; but after waiting a long time and seeing nothing unusual happen to him, they changed their minds and said he was a god. (They expected the death Of Paul but God expected life.

Focus less on about what you think or thought, your spouse think or thought, your children, parents, family, friends, and the world thought, but instead focus on what God think and thought because Isaiah 55:8-9 New International Version (NIV)
Says 8 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,”
declares the Lord. 9 “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. People think a lot of things but what matters the most is what God thinks. Sarah thought she couldn’t have kids but God thought different.

Genesis 18:12
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12 So Sarah laughed to herself as she thought, “After I am worn out and my lord is old, will I now have this pleasure?”

Judges 16:20
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20 Then she called, “Samson, the Philistines are upon you!” He awoke from his sleep and thought, “I’ll go out as before and shake myself free.” But he did not know that the Lord had left him.

Jeremiah 3:7
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7 I thought that after she had done all this she would return to me but she did not, and her unfaithful sister Judah saw it.

1 Samuel 13:12
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12 I thought, ‘Now the Philistines will come down against me at Gilgal, and I have not sought the Lord’s favor.’ So I felt compelled to offer the burnt offering.”

Acts 7:25
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25 Moses thought that his own people would realize that God was using him to rescue them, but they did not.

Acts 8:20
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20 Peter answered: “May your money perish with you, because you thought you could buy the gift of God with money!

Acts 16:27
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27 The jailer woke up, and when he saw the prison doors open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself because he thought the prisoners had escaped.

So my point to this whole thing is to encourage you to ask God what his expectations and thoughts of you are and if it doesn’t line up with what you expect and think or what others may expect or think then cast it to the side and keep pressing forward on Gods plan and forget the lies of Satan because John 8:44 New International Version (NIV) He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. Focus on God’s truth because John 8:32 New International Version (NIV) 32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”


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