What Did You Expect?
There are so many videos that I see on social media of people attempting to do things that it’s obvious what the outcome will be. Whether it’s dancing on an unreliable table, trying to jump over something too high, or scaring someone by pulling a prank on them; almost every time I know what’s going to happen. The question I have for the people in the video is what did you expect to happen?
It’s something how when you are on the outside, you can see clearly what’s going to happen. However sometimes when you are too close to the situation, you can be oblivious to it.
We have all seen people who have certain titles or fame that lose the position and/or respect they once had due to some bad choices they made. In most recent news, Harvey Weinstein and R Kelly are two people who felt that their power and wealth could keep them from facing the inevitable.
When people aren’t mature enough or have the integrity to hold such titles or notoriety, they tend to feel invincible or untouchable. Their position becomes their god and they become blind to their own bad decisions.
You Reap What You Sow
The Bible clearly warns us that we will reap what we sow. So if you have sown hatred, dishonesty, disruption, and trouble to others, what did you expect would happen to you? The same energy you put out will always return back to you at some point and time.
For example, we all know of the ultimate betrayal in history, which is that of Judas betraying Jesus Christ. By doing this act, Judas thought he would just receive money to make his life better. That, however, was not all he received. I’m willing to bet that he wasn’t expecting to lose his mind, peace, and ultimately his life. This is a prime example of how you can get so blinded by worldly things, that you can’t even see the trouble that is coming your way.
Whether it’s overspending, cheating on your spouse, or showing up to work late too many times, your actions will cause a reaction that could turn out unfavorable for you.
Surprise Those Who Doubt
On the flip side, look at how Joseph’s story ended in Genesis 50. At a young age, God showed him that he would become a very important man. At the beginning of his journey, it did not seem that things would pan out that way. His own brothers turned their backs on him and sold him to be a slave.
They thought Joseph would end up dead or a slave for the rest of his life. However, after being reunited with his brothers, they realized that Joseph’s life didn’t turn out as they expected. Not only did he become an important man, but he became the second most powerful man in all of Egypt.
What Did You Expect?
One thing is for sure, his brothers didn’t expect Joseph’s life to turn out just like God said it would. Maybe for some of you reading this, people have counted you out and did not expect anything good to come from your life. What they may not understand is if God is before you, He is more than the world against you.
So it doesn’t matter what others expect from you. Where you came from, who raised you, or whatever happened to you, have all been calculated into God’s plan for your life. Now with that said, what are you expecting God to do in your life? As for me, I’m expecting great things!
In Relentless Pursuit,