I used to have really high expectations of other people. I think it was because I knew what I would do in that situation, and therefore thought everybody should think the same way. Since my father has passed away, my mother expects me to do everything he did, without being asked. They were married for 67 years, so it would be impossible for me to know everything that he did and in the same way for my mother. I have to remind my mother about that often.
I have learned that my expectation for others is unrealistic. I’m not sure how the switch happened, but I think as I draw closer to God and rely solely on Him, I am not so wrapped up with what others do or think.
I know that He will never leave me or forsake me. I know He is for me. I know that He’s leading me by the Holy Spirit. I know that whatever He started in me will be completed. I know that through Christ I can do all things. And I know the joy of the Lord is my strength. So I can rest in Him knowing that He is God and I am not!