Monday, May 13, 2013


Have you ever had something in your life that you were excited about and when it finally came, it ended up being...not what you expected?

It seems that has been the case for me lately.  It has had me wondering though.  Are my expectations too high?  Should I plan for things to only be ho-hum, so I won't be disappointed?  I don't know which is worse, planning for something exicting and being disappointed, or not even having the excitement in the planning. 

One thing I thought of today was this.  When it comes to eternity and spending it in heaven with Jesus Christ, I can have high expectations and get excited and I know I won't be disappointed.  Quite the opposite actually.  I don't think I can even plan for just how wonderful it will be.  

So tell me, what should I do?  What do you do?  Do you plan for something exciting and just accept it when it doesn't go according to plan?  Do you set low expectations so you won't be disappointed?  I need a little help with this one.


  1. Either way... and I think it is normal to go both ways.

    But. Either way... here is what I say. (to myself...)

    "My response makes or breaks a situation."

    Basically - it is learning to go with the flow....keeping your expectations low. Attributing things in life to God's Sovereign Plan and being content with the outcome. Praising Him - whatever the outcome may be.
    He is both in the HIGHS and in the LOWS.

    Are you talking about planning to have us over? (trying to be funny, here..)

    Are you waiting for us to invite you here again? Speaking of... we have SCRAPPLE for you all.

    1. Oh Bevy, you crack me up. Yes we are planning on having your family over, however, that was not what I was blogging about. : )

      You are right though, our response is what makes or breaks the situation. What I find difficult is the being content thing. Ugh. It's easy to complain and feel justified in our complaints and disappointments sometimes.