Conflicts in relationships often come from unexpressed or unreasonable expectations. What is not spoken is not clearly understood and can bring unexpected disappointments. It’s important to know and express what we expect from one another, not just in words, but also in writing as some things may not be heard correctly.
When expectations are voiced, boundaries are set in place. To ask ourselves what we expect from God, others or ourselves motivates and helps us have surety in our steps. Asking what God, others and we expect from ourselves, brings clarity to expectations that may need to be readjusted. Communicating what we are expecting reveals to us what God is doing in our hearts. We often find that what we expect is more of God in our life, and in the lives of others. Because of the greatness of our God, we find that no matter what we expect, God’s will is for so much more.
Limits cannot be placed on God and He delights in enlarging our paths. Let us expect more love, more power, more joy and more of the much more of God! As we encourage our loved ones by expressing our expectations for the manifestation of God in their lives, we will see God increase their passion for the things of the Lord. Let’s expect healing, deliverance and salvation, from glory to glory.
Ephesians 3:20 “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us…”