One of the most damaging self-inflicted wounds that many of us struggle with is faulty expectations. By faulty expectations I mean expectations we place on others. I am not suggesting that you don't expect good/great things for the Bible declares as a man thinketh so is he. However, I am suggesting that much of the constant pain that you experience is a result of self-inflicted faulty expectations. For example:
- When you expected someone to care about something just because it was important to you.
- When you expected someone to be there for you just because you had been there for them.
- When you expected someone to love you just because you had loved them.
The aforementioned things I described hurt but often time they are result of us placing faulty expectations on individuals who never asked for those expectations. Sadly, I must report we often do God the same way. Expecting God to do things that God never promise God would do. This faulty expectation is never found in the Word of God but in a dream, vision, or an insight the person claims to have received.
So you ask Trell, "What is the cure?" I suggest that you align your expectations with the Word of God because God watches over God's Word and is careful to perform it!
Scripture Reference: Jeremiah 1:12