My take on the GBE 2: Blog On weekly challenge: The theme is EXPECTATIONS
The first significant application of the word "expectations" came to me coupled with the adjective "false", and it was related to marital issues. As in: Many conflicts in marriage are caused by FALSE EXPECTATIONS. The idea was straightforward and made a lot of sense. When two young people get married they come together all smiles and delight because they both have been steeped in storybook dreams and Hollywood visions. "Of course he'll bring me breakfast in bed twice a week" she says dreamily. "Of course she will skip breakfast every morning, and stay in bed with me" he dreams.
But our expectations are typically built out of blocks which don't fit together even as well as Legos do. They come from different kits, all of different sizes and colors, and were never meant to go together. To build a proper expectation, one can only use material provided by the master designer. True, reliable expectations can not be based on wishes and fantasies given my mere men, but must only be based on the solid promises we find in God's Word.
I expect you will be awestruck by the wisdom and eloquence of this posting, and will be expecting checks, nay, cash, to be filling my mailbox soon! Right?