ExpectationsHandbook 1: Article 77 - Be Creative With Your Feelings

Many of our negative emotions are a result of expectations we cling to. If we believe that someone will or can be counted on to perform in a certain way and this belief is contradicted, we are hurt, angry, disappointed.

Expectations are mostly fantasy or cultural ideas. We construct an image of God and others and expect them to be true to our image. Without realizing it we worship these false idols labeling our adoration, sentimentality.

I was very sentimental. I had built many fantasies or expectations about God, those I care about, life. When these little idols toppled one by one I was very angry. Then I read a simple statement: Christian, life is meant to disillusion you. The simplicity of this truth washed away all my anger and I was free.

MC

Let's forget about ourselves and magnify the Lord,
He's coming soon.
Let's forget about ourselves and magnify the Lord,
He's coming soon.
Let's forget about ourselves and magnify the Lord,
He's coming soon.
Coming soon, Jesus Christ, the Lord.

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