The Danger of Expectations pt. 2

Expectation they say is a manifestation of anything. It’s a manifestation of faith when your expectations are towards God. But it can be a manifestation of hurt, pain, depression etc. when it’s towards a man.

This article is not a call to kill the desire of expectation but a call to kill the desire of expectation from one another.

He was a young orphan who had expectations to be trained by his uncle, his mother’s brother. Unfortunately, never of such expectations well fulfilled.

If you were to be in his shoes, what would be your reaction?

Happiness, Sadness, Disappointment, Hurt, Frustration etc.

  • Disappointed: A disappointed person is first an expectant person. When your expectations are turned down, you feel hurt and disappointed.
  • Anger: It’s a feeling expressed when someone has done you wrong.
    When your expectations are not meant, you become angry, because you feel the party from whom you’re expecting from has done you wrong.
  • Unforgiveness: If it was a failed promise, that is, you were promised that expectation and for one reason or the other it wasn’t met, unforgiveness sets in.
  • Hatred: Unforgivness gives birth to hatred and hatred is an emotional and spiritual drainer.
  • Depression: Depression is real. Your hurt may be turned to a feeling of rejection and dejection which can lead to depression. A depressed person becomes in danger of her health because emotionally, psychologically, mentally she is unstable. Most times depression leads to death usually in the form of suicide.
  • Death: No doubt, death is the final destination of everyone. It’s not a punishment for evil or a reward for good. As a child of God, the worst death is spiritual death. Spiritual death is when you’re cut off from the father here on earth and in eternity.

Anger and Depression can be destructive to your health. It is medically proven it can lead to; 

  • headache.
  • digestion problems, such as abdominal pain.
  • insomnia.
  • increased anxiety.
  • high blood pressure.
  • skin problems, such as eczema.
  • heart attack.

The spiritual end result of anger when not handled immediately and effectively can lead to death.

The first man in the Bible who demonstrated anger was Cain and the result of his anger led him to murder his brother – Genesis 4:5-7.

Levi and Simeon angrily wiped out a city because of anger.

Even Moses, who several times seems righteously angry on behalf of God’s holiness, disobeys God while frustrated by the people of Israel.

Anger can perverse your sense of justice.

The above Bible stories were as a result of expectation one way or the other.

When you channel your expectations to a man, you open your channels to the manipulations of the devil.

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