We all have expectations. Unfortunately, most of our expectations are not based on anything concrete or factual. Most of our expectations are based on wants or desires or feelings or wishes. When expectations have no true basis in fact, then they will ultimately lead to disappointment and often anger, sadness, depression, and even fear. For example, we often expect our friends or family members or coworkers or teammates or clients or employees to behave or relate to us in a certain way. That expectation is based on our desire for them to act how we want them to act. We rarely take into consideration their own personalities and worldview and more importantly, we fail to realize that they are fallen and selfish human beings, just as we are, and will usually make more mistakes than do the right thing.
Lord, thank you that when you promise something, You will always follow through, although it most likely won't be in my time frame. Help me to be patient with You and also patient with those around me as my expectations are not valid.