Unmet expectations is one of the most frustrating and troublesome experiences that anyone encounters. "Why didn't I get that job?". "Why haven't I achieved a specific goal or standard?" "Why don't I have ...?" "Why ...?" Sometimes the answer is simple. The reason we don't achieve or acquire the things we want is because we will misuse those things. We have freedom. We are free to do what we want. Unfortunately, often times, our freedom allows us to do the wrong things with what we have.
Lord, thank you for protecting me from myself by keeping certain things from me and please help me to use my freedom wisely so that I may increase the probability to achieve or obtain what I desire.