Saturday, 28 January 2012

Great Expectations

I’m sure we’ve all been through some disappointments or experienced unfulfilled hopes and dreams. Sometimes our expectations in life just don’t come to pass. Somehow disappointment is inevitable; we simply can’t avoid it. It’ll catch up with us soon enough and it could be waiting around the next corner. But there is hope when our expectations and dreams are thwarted.

I’m a dreamer and have many hopes for the future. Dreamers are bound to be disappointed. But they also bound to experience the joy of a dream fulfilled. So let’s just say I’ve experienced many disappointments, sorrows and unfulfilled dreams. But there’s still the joy of dreaming and seeing some dreams come true. Never ever give up on your dreams, even when things don’t go the way you had planned. Because there is Someone who cares very much about your hopes and dreams.

I think God loves us to have wonderful dreams, no matter how crazy they may seem. He can take our dreams and turn them into a reality. I’m not saying He lets every dream be fulfilled. I think the reason for that is because He has different, better plans for us than the ones we have for ourselves. But sometimes God puts dreams in our hearts, dreams that seem way out of what we are capable of, but ones that God can cause to happen. Never give up on your hopes and dreams as long as they are in line with what God wants for you.

Whenever you are disappointed or when things don’t turn out the way you expected or hoped, you can know something: God is in control of your life. Sometimes He’s at work on something bigger than we can see. Sometimes we can’t see passed our hurt to see that God has a better plan for us. When we’ve been disappointed, we need to remember that God loves us and He has our lives in His hands. We need to just trust Him and realise that there was a reason for it.

Even when you feel like your great expectations on life let you down, remember that God is for you. There will always be trials in this life, but God will always be with you in them. Never give up. Keep dreaming, keep hoping and entrust those hopes and dreams to God. Nothing is impossible for Him. And we can “do all things through Christ who gives us strength.”


  1. So true, Jessie! Thanks for posting. A real encouragement :-)

  2. Thanks for this encouragement!


    Lovely Post!


  3. I am a dreamer also! I have had many disappointments, but also many wonderful things happen! =)
    I also wanted to thank you for following my blog, it means a lot to me when I see that I have another follower!

  4. Great post Jess! Thanks for sharing...., Sarah :)

  5. Hi Jess! I awarded you!!! Check out my blog to see it!

  6. Thanks everyone!
    And thank you so much for awarding me, Kathryn!

  7. Very nice post. Dreaming IS wonderful, but it is also wonderful to know that God is in control and He has such better plans for us. It's hard to let go of our dreams, but sometimes we have to in order to see what God had in store for us.

    Thank you for following my blog. I appreciate it. :)

    In Christ's Service,

  8. Thanks, and it is wonderful to know that God is in control! oh, it's a pleasure! I know getting new followers is always exciting! :)



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