Thrive. A 14-Day Devotional For Singles

Devotional

Expectations


If I’m being honest, I would have to admit that never in my life did I imagine I would write a book about singleness let alone have a daily radio spot for singles. Deep down I suppose I expected I’d be married someday – eventually. The last thing I wanted was to be a card-carrying leader of the “singles for life” club. Yet here I am today doing what I’m doing and loving every minute of it. Expectations can be devastating if you don’t watch out. Maybe you never imagined your life to be what it is today. You thought things would turn out differently. You assumed you’d be married, have kids, get the dog. You get the gist. As you look at your life, you admit that you didn’t see it coming. When our expectations don’t match our reality, the result can be painful. Sometimes our hope in the Lord might even falter. In Psalm 62:5 David teaches us how to best deal with unfulfilled expectations. Here’s what he concluded: “My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him”. David knew that it is only when we learn to put our expectations in God alone that we will find true and lasting joy. David understood that the only way to thrive is to put all of our eggs in the basket of our good, good Father. Today, are you willing to try?


Questions: 


As you consider your life, what did you expect it to look like by now? Take some time and pour your heart to the Lord over your unfulfilled expectations.