Expectations: we all have them. We expect certain behavior from the people we are around. We expect our friend to understand. We expect the sun will rise tomorrow.
I do my level best to live my life to please the Lord. As a result, I can usually handle peoples expectations of me. Where I struggle is expectations others have of me that I am not even aware of…unspoken requirements that silently guide the relationship. While I may not be aware of these requirements, I sure know when I have not lived up to them. How many different ways do we let others know when they have let us down?
I didn't call when I should have. I didn't respond the way they thought I should. There are honestly times I feel I should be apologizing for not being perfect! I do not claim to be…I do not try to be. I know it is not possible but it sometimes seems others expect it. With so many people expecting so many different things, it is only a matter of time before I offend or hurt someone's feelings, not intentionally, but because I am human