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How long does it take us to learn, that there is only One who can meet our expectations. We put people on a pedestal. . . our best friend, a pastor, our parents, our spouse, etc. and think they will meet all our personal needs. We follow their advice, many times more than God’s word. We follow man’s ideas of what God’s words says, including the the list of do’s and don’ts. And then, our world is blown apart when we are failed; when expectations are not met. We wonder where they were . . . why they said what they did . . . why they blew us off . . . or why they personally failed or sinned. I think especially for women, we find a woman that seems to fit the Proverbs 31 ideal, and we copy her, we cook the same meals she does, dress the same, train and teach our children the same, and then, we find out, too personally, that some of it is something she was hiding behind and our expectations sink deeper than the deepest ocean. And we are devastated and many times, feel alone . . . abandoned. We were following her ideals, her convictions and not God’s.
And during our pleas of trying to figure things out, we hear His small voice and know that He will not fail us.
So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?” Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Do not be carried away by all kinds of strange teachings. It is good for our hearts to be strengthened by grace, not by ceremonial foods, which are of no value to those who eat them.
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Joining Gypsy Mama and her Five Minute Friday.