"Trust in Him at all times, O people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us." Psalm 62:8 (NASB)
We as Christians learn many things along this walk with Christ. Lessons learned through heartache are lessons remembered. I have been told many times to expect others to do something is just a way of setting yourself up for disappointment.I did not listen. Many many times in my Christian walk I have set myself up an many of those times I had disappointment.That is where I have been for the past couple of months now and the grief that the disappointment has brought great grief.
The Holy Spirit in our lives is there to keep us yes, but HE is also there to lead us,to bring us to repentance. HE is there to bring us to maturity in Christ where self becomes less and Christ becomes more. To teach us to give out of ourselves for others and to think of needs of others before we think of needs our ourselves.
The world on the other hand an those that abide there do not have the Holy Spirit as a guide and counselor. They are doing exactly what they were born to do. Serve self. We should not expect a Zebra to take on the characteristics of an Elephant.A Zebra is born a Zebra and is going to act like a Zebra. Those in the world are born of the seed of Adam and contained in that seed is sin and all of the attributes of the human race. We must not and cannot expect them to do or act any other way.
Restoration of a family, a life changing opportunity for the one to whom the door was opened for.Unimaginable blessing and help to the one sitting just inside that door and reconciliation between two women whom have much heartache that could have been mended.
I have spent the last 4 months or so with great grief over my great expectations. I have cried and asked the Lord why. Over and over and over...... Why do they not see,why was is right before their eyes and they did not see. We expect others to live and walk as we walk as Christians and they just cannot and we are in the wrong to place upon them something they cannot do. Even if that person is a believer we must not expect them to see what the Lord is trying to show them. We must let the Father God bring them to maturity. That is HIS job.