Unfulfilled Expectations

I have been walking around in a funk the last few days. The reason for this funk is I had planted a thought into my mind of how something was supposed to be, and when it didn’t turn out the way I had thought; it put me in a big bad funk.
So……in the midst of my disappointment, I let it be known to everyone around me that mama wasn’t happy. My disappointment controlled my thinking, actions, and response to those around me. I wasn’t a fun person to be around. Amen…..if mama ain’t happy nobody around her is happy. So sad…. I wish I could say this was never true in my home.
Here is where my thinking went wrong; I gave my thoughts over to the power of my flesh. “For the flesh lusts against the Spirit and the Spirit against the flesh, and these are contrary to one another….” (Gal. 5:17)
There is a group of people in the Old Testament who were walking around with unfulfilled expectations:
Moses had just led the Israelites out of their bondage of Egypt. They, too, had expectations of what this journey should look like. But when they begin to grow physically tired of the journey, they started craving the delicacies of there former “bondage” they began to complain and grumble.
The truth is Christ has set us free from the bondage of our flesh. 2 Peter 1:1-4 says, “He has given us everything that pertains to life and godliness.” And my joy is complete in Him. I was choosing (Did you hear me say choosing?) to listen to the lies of my flesh that was telling me…..I deserve it. It’s my entitlement to have it. Instead of choosing to believe I lack nothing in Christ. Nothing or no one in this world was meant to fill all my needs.
Ok, weeks have passed now since I had my little episode. I can’t say I won’t ever go back into my little funk; Infact, it’s a guarantee I will. But I’m hoping in those times I will be quicker to choose to walk in the Spirit and not give in to the desires of the flesh. There is a road that is better for me, may I choose it at all times.
Greater is He who is in me than in the world.

2 thoughts on “Unfulfilled Expectations

  1. Thank you for your candidness in this post Denise. I often fall into those funks too and the whole family suffers because of it. I'm learning to “let go and let God” and give myself some time-outs when I need to re-adjust my attitude.

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