Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Stress...& Expectations

Did you know that it's said that Stress not only expands your waist line but also makes your hair fall out?

Which is a really not cool thing, especially for us ladies. 

After all- it's generally acceptable for men to become a little rounder and a little balder as the years pass. 

For women not so much. 

Right?  Any one disagree?

I won't go into the double standard that is with the whole men gaining and losing hair thing.

However I also got this verse in one of the inspirational emails I get sent daily.

Don't worry about anything; instead pray about everything. Tell God what you need and thank Him for all He has done. Then you will experience God's peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6

I LOVE this...I don't know about you but when the scripture is put in everyday a way that is so "hit you on the head with a 2x4", in that way there is no wiggle room to think it means anything else.  Or that we are supposed to do something else or expect something else.

I think there's a lot to be said for expectation.  Do you ever expect something and then when your expectations are higher get really disappointed? 
Take movies for example...ever had the experience where you are really looking forward to seeing a particular movie.  Maybe because everyone has told you it's really good, or it's gotten great reviews or possibly you read the book- regardless you had really high expectations.
I don't know about you but I know that with me (when it comes to movies) I try not to have high expectations.  Because when I do I'm always disappointed in the movie.  Even when I enjoy it, I usually don't end up "loving it" because I expected it to be better.

Ever have that happen in life?  Now don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that we shouldn't have great expectations in life.  Or maybe I am; I think that better than great expectations for our lives we should have God expectations.

Often times I worry about my plans, my "expectations" for my life.  Which obviously is wrong- all I have to do is read that scripture to see it.  Instead of that I need to work on my communication skills, and pray...about marriage, relationships, schools, and all the things of life.  I should expect great God things, not stress about my life and those things in it.
After all I'll be happier if I do that (God's peace and all) not to mention that it should make me skinner and I'll have more hair :o)

1 comment:

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