🌸 EXPECTATIONS πŸ“

Expectations

This is a word commonly used in the present age. And from personal experience, we have different or varying expectations, either from people or with respect to a particular outcome.

I want to share how I got my expectations, surprised (literarily). πŸ˜‚

My story - My experience

So I was out of the house to meet with a friend who came to my town for an occasion. And after we bade our goodbyes, I went ahead to do some tasks before heading back to the house. And gracefully, I finished in a short while and I had to flag down a bike rider to get back home. So my usual expectation is that “older” bike riders would be better off to control and caution. And they would also charge moderately. So we (I, myself and me) chose to be on the lookout for older men. πŸ˜‚

Good enough I got one in a few minutes and after I greeted him, I told him my destination and without saying much, the man told me the price. Guess what, it was almost Γ—2 of the usual amount. I just greeted him and told him to go (in peace). 😁

I so don’t like too much talk, abeg (pun alert). πŸ˜€ So unto our next bike rider. I flagged down another and guess what? He was fair enough with the price and I told him the amount from my end and he agreed to it, without me saying “too” much. 😁 And to say that this bike rider was a young man, as against my earlier excuse of looking out for an older man. To crown my surprise, this same man was kind enough to stay in turn to buy fuel at the filling station. And though he had the opportunity, to chance a fellow bike rider, he explicitly told the salesperson to sell to the other man first. I was there smiling at how wrong my expectations were. Maybe because of my former experiences with younger bike riders, I try not to flag them down unless I don’t have any other option.

So when I finally got home and he didn’t have a change, I gladly let it go. πŸ™‚
He really did surprise me. πŸ’―

Shocked - Surprise face
Care to see my surprised face. πŸ˜€

That was on a lighter note but if I have learned something from this, it is to never have a stereotyped mindset of anyone or anything. So a sect might have done me wrong in time past but this same sect can still be of so much good to me. And my why is that, we may at the moment have differing leaders or organizers or these individuals may have even grown and hence become a better version of their selves.

So while we go about our different activities, let our expectations be God controlled. As we may make so many wrong judgments based on our past experiences or even what we have heard in time past. As the case was, with my bike rider experience.

Engage God - plans - Expectations - Decisions

So go with Jesus today and always and let Him help sensor your everyday expectations. He’s got you more than you can ever do – yourself. As I do tell myself that on our own “we are so blind though we have eyes”. But thank God we have the greater eyes that see beyond and through to the intent of the human heart. He sees right through us.

I will leave us with this verse:

For the word of God is living and active and full of power [making it operative, energizing, and effective]. It is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating as far as the division of the soul and spirit [the completeness of a person], and of both joints and marrow [the deepest parts of our nature], EXPOSING AND JUDGING THE VERY THOUGHTS AND INTENTIONS OF THE HEART.

Hebrews 4:12 (AMP)

Emphasis on the letters in capital. πŸ“

And who is the Word?. πŸ€”
Jesus is the word.

In the beginning [before all time] was the Word ( Christ), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God Himself.

John 1:1 (AMP)

May these words illuminate our hearts and help us stay glued to our most trusted and never lacking source – God. (Amen) πŸ™

Blessings. ❀

Do have a blessed new week. πŸ€—

🌻#HCCounsels#🌻

63 Comments Add yours

  1. Sheree says:

    You have a blessed week too

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Thank you so much ma’am. ❀

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  2. Kami says:

    I love how you related your story to the rest of the writeupπŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½. Wonderfully written.

    Liked by 4 people

    1. Smiles. Thank you so much. 😊
      Do have a blessed day today, Kami. ❀

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      1. Kami says:

        You too πŸ€—

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  3. Holly says:

    This is a beautiful story, sis. You know, it’s ‘funny’ you have written this. Holy Spirit has been nudging me to write a post about our expectations as well. Perhaps it is a work He is currently doing in our hearts and minds?

    I absolutely love how your expectations were surprised in a good way! We need more of that these days! Your surprised face is beautiful, by the way. You are beautiful – inside and out!

    You’re right, the more time we spend with Jesus on a daily basis, the more our hearts can be transformed into His goodness and His eyes. Along our path in life, we have learned many things that we’d be better off to un-learn, haven’t we? πŸ˜‰ I know this is true for me as well.

    God bless you, my sweet friend and sister. You are such an encouragement and a light! I always love reading your posts! πŸ€—

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    1. Thank you so much, ma’am. 😊 πŸ™Œ
      Wow. Smiles, yes I believe so.
      Looking forward to your post on it. 😊

      Smiles. Yes o!. πŸ˜€
      I agree – we do. πŸ’―
      Aww. Thank you so much for your compliments ma’am. 😊❀

      Yes! – I affirm!.
      So true!. We need to unlearn and relearn!.
      Smiles. High five to the process ma’am. βœ‹πŸ˜Š

      Amen. πŸ™
      Your comments means a lot. Thank you so much. ❀
      Blessings to you and your family. πŸ€—β€

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    2. Precious One says:

      Ditto here with Holly.

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      1. I’m just seeing this comment. πŸ™ˆ Thank you sis. πŸ˜ŠπŸ€—

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        1. Dee says:

          No worries. It’s is well πŸ€—

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  4. jesusluvsall says:

    You are a beautiful young woman little sister. Love your smile on your surprise look πŸ™‚

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    1. Aww. Thank you so much, big bro. πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ€—
      Wishing you a blessed day, today. πŸ€—πŸ™‚

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  5. gifted50 says:

    My sister, such a sweet story and I am happy your expectation s got overturned, lol.
    But yes a valuable lesson here about stereotyping. Your images are great as well.
    And you are so pretty…stay blessed.

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    1. Smiles. 😊😊
      Yes. It was really overturned. πŸ˜€

      Glad to know it is.
      Aww. Thank you so much sis. ❀❀
      Amen. And to you and the family too. πŸ€—

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  6. Very beautiful story. πŸ‘

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    1. Thank you so much, bro. πŸ€—
      Bless God. πŸ™Œ
      Do have a great day. πŸ€—

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  7. clearreveal says:

    Your picture is beautiful sis!!
    Yes, we all have our own expectations, but we also have the Holy Spirit to convict us. The Spirit shows the love ❀️ in our heart.
    God Bless!

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    1. Thank you so much. πŸ˜ŠπŸ€—
      Yes!. The help of the Holy Spirit in us is a blessing. πŸ™‚
      Amen. And you too, ma’am. ❀

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  8. Beautiful smile! Your post reminds me of the time Samuel went to Jesse’s house to pick a king. He was looking at the outward appearance, God was looking inside. May we always see people the way God sees them.

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    1. Thank you so much sis. 😊
      Smiles. I agree, this story is another vivid example. Thanks for referencing it.
      Amen. πŸ™
      Wishing you a blessed day, today. β€πŸ€—

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  9. Adetunji Toyosi Adeleke says:

    Amazing story! Humanly speaking, this is what we face daily. May we always run to God’s grace that’s able to satisfy us.

    Thanks for how you beautifully scripted the story. More grace dear…

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    1. Thanks a lot, bro. πŸ€—
      Amen!. I agree with you on this. πŸ’―

      Smiles. Bless God. πŸ™ŒπŸ˜Š
      Amen. Blessings, fam. πŸ€—

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  10. Israel says:

    Thanks for sharing

    Liked by 2 people

    1. You are welcome, bro. 😊
      Thank you. πŸ€—

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  11. Love this! So very true!
    And your surprised face is beautiful!
    Have an amazing week, my friend ❀

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Smiles. Thank you so much ma’am. πŸ€—
      Aww. Thank you. 😊❀
      I will do and you too.
      Blessings to you and your family. πŸ€—

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  12. Let our expectations be God controlled. PERIODT!!

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    1. Yes, sis. 😊
      Period!. πŸ˜€βœ‹πŸ’―
      Wishing you a blessed day today. πŸ€—

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  13. Beautiful story! God bless..

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    1. Thank you so much. πŸ€—πŸ™Œ
      Amen. And you too. 😊❀

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  14. You’re looking beautiful. I love reading your posts. Thanks

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    1. Thank you so much, bro. 😊
      Aww. I am really glad knowing you do. πŸ˜ŠπŸ™Œ
      Blessings, bro. πŸ€—

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  15. Loved your story.The human heart is truly deceitful along with it’s expectations.You have a radiant smile by the way😊 God bless youπŸ’™

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    1. Thank you so much, Ma’am. ❀
      Hmm, this is so true. πŸ’―
      Aww. 😊 Thank you.
      Amen and you too. πŸ€—πŸ€—

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  16. Precious One says:

    β€œSo while we go about our different activities, let our expectations be God controlled.” I wholeheartedly agree!

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Smiles. High five to that, big sis. βœ‹πŸ˜Š
      Thank you. πŸ€—

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  17. Hephzibah says:

    Having expectations will lead to unexpected ends (humanly speaking)!!πŸ˜„ Our expectations must be only from the Lord!! πŸ’―

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    1. Yes sis. πŸ’―
      Ends that would never be satisfied. πŸ˜“
      Absolutely. He alone can satisfy us. πŸ™Œ
      Thank you for your comments, sis. πŸ€—

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  18. Dawn says:

    We do need to be careful about stereotypes and expectations. Even when people are a certain way God can change them, just like He works in our lives to change us. Blessings little sis! πŸŒΈπŸ’•πŸŒΈ

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    1. Yes sis. πŸ’―
      I affirm!. God is capable of changing hearts. πŸ™Œ
      Amen. And you too, big sis. ❀

      Liked by 1 person

  19. Tina says:

    Beautiful post and a beautiful surprised face! πŸ˜€ I loved the part where you told the man to go in peace. πŸ˜ƒ Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Aww. 😊😊
      Haha.. He had to go in peace. πŸ˜‚
      Glad to. Thank you so much, ma’am. πŸ€—

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  20. Wise Hearted says:

    Great story with a lot of wisdom showing up through your expectations. I have learned to expect Him to always shower me with grace, wisdom and truth and I have never been let down. There have been some dry times but even though turned out to be not a waste. Good writing and truthy you are beautiful.

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    1. Smiles. πŸ™Œ
      This is a great testimony, He can be trusted. 😊
      Hmm. Grateful for these great testimonies. God can come through for us even in “unexpected” ways. πŸ™Œ
      Aww. 😊 Thank you for the comments and the compliments, ma’am. πŸ€—

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  21. Wow. This was an easy read with such a powerful point. Well put!

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    1. Smiles. πŸ™Œ
      Really glad to know it is. πŸ€—
      Thank you so much for your comments, ma’am. 😊

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  22. Penzi says:

    Oh wow! I really enjoy your posts dear. ❀..

    And is that your surprised face? πŸ˜…

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    1. Smiles. Thank you so much, bro.
      Glad to know you do. πŸ˜ŠπŸ™Œ

      Haha. Yeah, I think so. πŸ˜€
      Thanks for your comments. Wishing you a blessed weekend. πŸ€—

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      1. Penzi says:

        Lovely weekend too.

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  23. vgeorg says:

    Inspiring words. Beautiful Bible quotes.
    Glory to Jesus!

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    1. Thank you so much. πŸ€—
      Glad to read your comment. All to Him. πŸ™Œ
      Wishing you a great weekend. 😊

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  24. So true, things are not always what they seems to be that’s why it’s so important to avoid looking at appearences and trust God to make the right judgment.
    Have a nice week! πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes ma’am. We really need His seeing eyes. πŸ’―
      Thank you so much for your comments. I will do. ❀
      Wishing you a great new week, too. πŸ€—

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  25. I love your comment in pidgin- β€œabeg”. I am originally from Kenya and for our literature class, we studied some books by Chinua Achebe. Wow, rich rich rich literary work.
    Thanks for the story. Very humorous yet very good message πŸ™πŸΎ
    May God bless you!

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    1. Smiles. Yeah. πŸ˜€
      That is really nice. 😊
      Yes it is. Though I haven’t read any just yet. But the reviews on it have been great. πŸ™‚
      You are welcome. Glad to read your comments too. ❀
      Smiles. Amen. And you too, ma’am.
      Wishing you a great new week. πŸ€—

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Thank you! β™₯️

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  26. Ena says:

    Thank you so much for choosing to follow my blog! I truly appreciate your support! I look forward to reading more of your posts!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. You are most welcome, ma’am. πŸ€—
      Smiles. Thank you so much. 😊
      Wishing you a blessed weekend. πŸ€—

      Liked by 1 person

  27. “Expectations are to achieve planned Destinations
    sometimes working out
    other times not panning out
    when you have no Expectations
    you will have no destinations of your choice
    but the choice of others
    akin to an employer *&* employee

    By: Van Prince

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    1. Hmm. Thanks for your comment. πŸ€—
      Do have a blessed day ahead, Van. 😊

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      1. My God bless you in bliss!

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