For God is not unjust so as to overlook your work and the love that you have shown for his name in serving the saints, as you still do. — Hebrews 6:10
Many of us think that when there are expectations, there are also disappointments. Some would say expectations are preconceived resentments. Because as soon as we experience the things we look forward to and then get disappointed, we get angry and frustrated. By then we conclude that it’s better not to expect at all. But we can’t deny it. Expecting is already a part of us. Deep down in our hearts, we always expect for something to happen.
And because we’re so tired of expecting for nothing, we let go of the faith to believe. On the brighter side of things, expectations can actually be something beneficial to us. Expecting increases our faith and endurance. Expectations bring us closer to God. And then we realize that we can only expect for God’s plan as the best for us and not those things we expect for ourselves.
Disappointments also bring us much more clarity. When our expectations are not met, God makes it clear His will for us. We fight so hard making our way with our expectations when in the end all we had to do is keep our curiosity for God. Let us seek Him more in our expectations and let us trust Him more in our disappointments. Let us not forget how big our God is. He is bigger than our expectations and our disappointments.
Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him. — James 1:12
Reference: Curious Faith