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expectancy in a world of expectations

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This is a profoundly wise and beautiful post from a new acquaintance who is in our “tribe”. Too bad Denver’s not a bit closer.

Expectancy carries with it a wide-eyed unassuming sense of hope. With expectancy, you put your agenda aside and you pray against faulty presumptions that will taint your experience of reality. Expectancy is what the prophet Isaiah was asking of Israel when he said, “prepare the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.” (Isaiah 40:3) Expectancy carries a sense that everything belongs in the picture and even the most frustrating of circumstances have a chance at redemption.

And expectation?
Expectation is a pungent belief that something will occur in a specific way. Expectation is the seemingly unstoppable undertow of a culture consumed by its ideas of consumerism and coming out on top. Expectation occurs when I compare my unique story with that of someone else. Expectation will inevitably disappoint, leave one frustrated, and miserably anxious.

Read the whole thing here.


  1. jim — November 27, 2007 #

    this post was wonderful, thanks for sharing.

    Haven’t actually visited your blog in a while, though I read every post in google reader, nice updates to your site!

  2. Mak — November 27, 2007 #

    hey Jim! I know, I don’t ever visit the physical location of blogs either. I’m not happy with this theme but when I get the time I think I can tweak it to my satisfaction

  3. christy fritz — November 27, 2007 #

    that was just the right time for me to read that…thanks for sharing. it was truly a gift.

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