Yes, I am really bad at expectations.
Let me explain...I will do everything I can to follow through! I will try to move mountains to meet any promises that I have made to friends, family, and co-workers. I mean I will turn my world upside down...drive hours.....sit until it's done...I like for things to be done right, and I feel empowered when I am asked to help someone else in some way. Therefore I strive to meet expectations.
However, when I have made plans and they don't work out. I feel lost and so rejected. It is different if there is a real reason, but sometimes others don't have the standards that I have. Let me tell you what a hard lesson that has been in my life, career, relationships, and marriage.
That is where forgiveness and grace are being refined within me.
Yes, I just took a moment, reread what I just wrote, took a breath, and listened to hear those exact words! I get it! I want to be forgiving and graceful. So, I will continue to work on my expectations.
Sometimes, life lessons and refinement are so very difficult!