Expect the Expected

Yesterday, I had a meeting with one of the higher ups and an opportunity for anxiety. The predetermining circumstances for the meeting were unpleasant and I was blindsided. The circumstances were out of my control, but nevertheless, I was ‘all up in the middle’. My desire for the outcome was a peaceful meeting and God to be glorified. This, I had plenty control. There is always an opportunity for anticipatory anxiety… “what will the first day be like on a new job”, “what will the doctor say”, “what will someone say to me about this situation”, or “how will this conversation go with my son, daughter, husband, friend, etc. etc.”. I believe you get it. Anticipatory anxiety is real and at times it enters because of the unexpected. But what I have found to be true is to expect the expected. I expected God to be exalted and for a peaceful meeting. Psalm 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God, I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” I said to myself, As much that lie within me, I must live at peace with all men, Romans 12:18. I expected peace, since I am called to be a peacemaker and God had given me peace as fruit of the Spirit. I also said to myself, I must let my words be few, Ecclesiastes 5:2 then I said to myself, ” I will be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to take offense, James 1:19, and then I summed up my self-talk with I will glorify God with my actions and responses.” I knew that walking in love would glorify God. I expect myself to do so. After I had fixed my attention on glorifying God and remembered Psalm 46:10, I was confident that the meeting would go well. I expected it to be, therefore, I had no anxiety. My mind was sound and calm. In fact, I had looked forward to see how God was going to glorify and exalt Himself through the situation. Guess what? He never fails, what a blessed meeting. We were both blessed. I could not control what predetermined the meeting, but I had plenty control of what determined the end of the meeting. We walk by faith and not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:7

Prayer: Heavenly Father, help me today, to remember these precepts as I live out today in love, being intentional with every word. Help me to have my gaze fixed on glorifying you at every crossroad today; when there is ample opportunity to walk the straight path, help me when I am weak and want to go left or right. Keep me confident in your divine power and plan. Help me to expect the expected and that is you to be glorified.

I pray that you can relate and that your journey today be a blessing. The journey flows…

4 thoughts on “Expect the Expected

  1. Praise God, for my prayer was just this. Thank you God for turning things around by causing a health scare to bring everyone back together as one. I prayed and waited for God to change hearts. I expected this victory and I have relished in the beauty of God’s love upon my family. Thank you God for opening minds and hearts i pray in your son Jesus name. Amen..


  2. Wow!! Praise the Lord! Won’t HE do it? Thank you for sharing your journey with us.I will be praying for you.

    The journey flows…



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