To-do lists always look most feasable in the morning, right? If you are like me, I begin planning my day before my husband and kids wake up. In the morning quietness, I feel like I can conquer the world, or at least clean my house from top to bottom. But then my husband wakes up and shares his plans for the day. My kids wake up and I am confronted with runny noses or a teething baby.
Taking another look at my list and then at my family, I quickly realize that some of the things won’t get done. By lunch time I look at my list again and realize a few more things won’t get done. By the time I go to bed at night, I look at my list and think, “What did I do today??” The “great expectations” I had set in the quietness of the morning lay buried underneath my unfinished to-do list.
Has this ever happened to you? I’m sure it has! This is just one example of failed expectations. It would be easy to make a quick list of all the times my expectations for the day, night, week…have been dashed. It is dissappointing, frustrating and discouraging to say the least. It is easy to ask God why things couldn’t just go as I planned them. Why? Because I am setting my heart on the way I think things should happen.
“My soul, wait thou only upon God: for my expectation is from Him.” Psalm 62:5
“He only is my rock…I shall not be moved.” Psalm 62:6
About Emily Washer: “I am the priveleged wife of the sweetest guy I know and the blessed mother of two happy, energetic little boys. I spend about 7 months out of the year on the road as we seek to reach teens across the country with the gospel. In my spare time I enjoy reading, bargin shopping, and playing the piano.”