Big Expectations

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The more I think about it, I think we can be a little crazy. We expect the perfect job, the perfect spouse, the perfect kids, perfect friends, perfect family, perfect co-workers( I’m guilty of this one for sure), perfect house, perfect pet, perfect car, perfect clothes, perfect credit, perfect weekends, perfect church, perfect pastor, perfect deacons, perfect church members and perfect weather. But the problem is that we live in a imperfect world run by the Prince of the air and the sinners being deceived by him. Plus the saved ones don’t make it any better cause we have these same demands as the sinners do.  But here’s the twist, what we think is perfect is when things go our way. So what happens when a sinner or ex-sinner gets their way… they satisfy the flesh and not the glory of God. Plus notice how nothing that is said about the person’s own life/lifestyle.  All of our expectations are focused on the external.  There is no self examination.  We even have ideas of a perfect God that does our will and not His will.  Our expectations case judgment upon us and should bring us to repentance as our true heart exposes the sin nature of mankind.  What you want or desire do always line up with God’s will and shows us how badly we need Christ.  Thank God for the Son and thank the Son for sending our comforter the Holy Spirit.

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