What is expectancy? According to Merriam Webster, it’s the act, action, or state of expecting. Do you think that God has a certain expectation? Many times we think that God has set up a bar in our life. That He expects us to do this and that, and that our performance will be measured. I feel like a lawyer trying to pass the BAR exam. Yes, the Lord asks us to spread the gospel, save the lost, rewards will be given. That’s expectancy. But does He ever say “You must pass 95% of the total exam score to enter heaven”.
Sadly, in most relationship, expectation will build up. One way or another, we will expect our half to do the same as we did for them. And that will lead to disappointments when not fulfilled.
Once we have that expectation in our relationship, even in the friendship area, we are in danger of being trapped in thinking of what a person SHOULD do. According to capture his heart dating book a woman may expect a man to be chivalrous, a gentleman, and sweep her off her feet every day. A man may expect a woman to cook for him all the time and have the time to clean the house as well while children. I am sure women may not be happy if she has to do this to capture his heart. When this topic is not brought to light, their expectations will never meet, and people will get disappointed with each other. (more…)