August 17, 2020
Expectations is a belief that someone will or should achieve something
I did not get a chance to snap a picture of my soon to be 2021 graduate, Morgan when she left to head back for her senior year. If you know Morgan, I should not expect that she will send me a picture! Lol
Her Senior year in Highschool was not what we expected, but we made the best of it.
I can’t help but think back to this picture when Michael, ShaRonda, and I dropped her off for her freshman year in August 2016. We were excited for her and hopeful for her future and our future as a family. We tried our best to make that day just as exciting and memorable as we could.
That year quickly changed into something that we could not fathom. We had such high expectations for this year…
But God does have a powerful way of taking you reluctantly through your trials, whether you want to go or not.
Is the life that I am living what I expected? Nope…
Did the expectations of our lives crush our goals, hopes, and dreams? Yep, for a moment…
Do I still live my life in excitedly in expectation? By the grace of GOD, yes, I do!
You see, I TOLD pits of HELL, NO, 4 years ago it couldn’t have my daughters or me!!
God took the hopeless despair and disbelief in my life and turned it into high expectation!
I was reminded to today when I woke up in funk…. Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. (James 1:2-3)
I was also reminded of a few of the many promise that GOD has for me when I was hopeless!
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11)
Surely there is a future, and your hope will not be cut off. (Proverbs 23:18)
For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him. (Psalm 62:5)
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. (Philippians 4:6)
Call to me and I will answer you and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known. (Jeremiah 33:3)
Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us.(Ephesians 3:20)
And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:19)
I am very proud of Morgan’s perseverance through the years. God has blessed her, and she is a survivor!
As I look back on the last four years, what could have killed us, GOD thrived us!
What could have destroyed us, GOD, restored us!
What should have left us in despair, GOD left us expecting HIS GREAT! THANK YOU, JESUS,!!
I am here to tell you that GOD has a plan. It may not be the plan we laid out for ourselves, but just know all you need to do is to continue to trust in HIM. IF you don’t know The GOD I am talking about, I highly suggest that you get to know HIM today. We are living in uncertain times…but we DO NOT have an uncertain GOD!
God is always right on time!
My prayers are with all of us parents sending children back to school, virtually, or to a brick and mortar building. I pray for our children, their teachers, staff, school administrators and city, state, national officials for the tough decisions that have been made and those that have yet to be made. I pray that the love, grace, and mercy of GOD covers us all. I love you, LORD, in JESUS name, AMEN!
Have a Blessed Day!
I love you all