I was talking to a friend today and listened as they outlined every problem that had come their way recently. As I listened, it was apparent that they set themselves up for disappointment thinking they would somehow be exempt from certain things in life. Here’s how you can tell when someone has unrealistic expectations….they ask a question with two words….Why Me?
Why did my car break down? Why did I have to catch a cold? Why was I never able to sing? Why couldn’t I afford to buy that car? Why did my taxes go up? Why did God let my uncle die?
One friend used to ask a better question…why not me? These things are all going to happen to each of us at some point in our lives….and yes, each of us will even die! Why do we accuse God when things don’t go our way? Because we have entered into the trap of “unrelaistic expectations.” Maybe you and I should begin asking the question…
WHY NOT ME?