Each Friday a word prompt is released and to participate you write for five minutes (with little attention to grammar, spelling or punctuation) on the topic.
Today’s word: EXPECT
My five minutes start now …
Expect the unexpected is a tag line from a popular reality television show. Although I’m slightly embarrassed to admit that I do love the show, I love those words so much more.
Expect the unexpected is kind of the motto of my life. Every time I have expectations, God laughs and either sends me in a different direction or simply blows them out of the water.
Expectations are a necessary evil, but don’t you think they limit us as much as they encourage. How often do we reach our expectation and then just assume that’s the end of our journey? I know I’ve been known to do that. I wonder how many of those times I’ve sold myself short and missed out on bigger and better things?
I try to live with the expectation that I will be floored by the unexpected. I know God has plans for me and my expectation is that they will be nothing short of spectacular. He’s proved Himself time and again and I don’t want to put limits on His provisions.
Expect the unexpected and allow God to work within and through you …every day.
I agree, we should always be open to the unexpected, especially where God is concerned! I’ve seen some of the greatest blessings come from things I didn’t expect, that weren’t part of my plan at all! Visiting from FMF- gad to be your neighbour there today!
Angela, I love your perspective! So often, I stop looking when my expectation is met too. I am a little afraid to wonder how much I’ve missed by this mindset. 🙂 I like the idea of expecting the unexpected. Being open to it. That’s hard for this plan-loving girl, but God has been planting that seed in my heart. Your words just watered it a bit.
I’m visiting from Five Minute Friday. It’s so nice to “meet” you. 🙂
Our friendship is one of the best unexpected gifts from God ever!
Angela, “How often do we reach our expectation and then just assume that’s the end of our journey?” That’s a great question. I sually think of “expectations as both a motivator as well as a burden. But this perspective opens up a new angle for me. ” I know God has plans for me and my expectation is that they will be nothing short of spectacular.” I know this to be true and need to hide that truth in my heart. I am #71 at the link-up.