It’s January, and so far, we haven’t had much snow. It looks like it is going to be a mild winter. Lavender plants in my front garden are still very much alive. They were frozen down one day but have not yet met their demise. They look pretty good today.
We depend on seasons to bring certain things, but they don’t always deliver.
Everyone knows that there are different seasons in our lives. Seasons change. And sometimes, we expect certain seasons of our lives to look a certain way. What happens when they don’t? What happens when you know that a season in your life is over and a new one has begun, yet somehow, it isn’t at all what you expected. It wasn’t supposed to look that way. Where is all the snow? Isn’t that what’s supposed to happen now? If not now, when?
Expectations. We all have them. Some are realistic, like expecting snow in January, and others, not so much. We can set our hearts up for some serious trouble when our expectations are not met. Even when circumstances are beyond our control, we can still let our hearts become filled with hopelessness, for one, if we do not accept what truly is. Accept it and if necessary, pray it through to the only One who can make a difference.
Jesus did not come as many expected Him to. Even those closest to Him were let down. Yet Jesus is the answer. Jesus is the hope of glory! Jesus is the only One who saves. Many who walked with Him did not want to see the truth. They had other expectations and Jesus did not fit. Because He didn’t fit, He had to be eliminated.
How do we eliminate Christ today when He doesn’t fit, match or meet or expectations? I ask this knowing full well that Jesus is more than enough. Expectations? No. We fall short in this department. He is more than enough.
Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32
May your heart and mine rejoice in the truth that Jesus is Lord and Savior. May we be quick to discern truth from fiction. May we release our expectations to pick up and embrace reality. May we decide to follow Jesus!