Reality Check: 10 Things Not To Expect

Most people who know me know I’m an eternal optimist and a Woman of Faith. I believe if  God made me a promise it most certainly will come to pass. However, the more I’m on this journey to fulfilling God’s purpose for my life, I’m finding out there are simply things I just shouldn’t expect.

God began to show me many times we are disappointed when things don’t go as we expected. Some even want to throw in the towel and give-up because they have placed their trust and confidence in others and focus on who didn’t come through as they expected.

Now don’t get me wrong, God can and will use others to help you along the way, but the key is not putting your expectation in people. Let your expectation be rooted in God and allow Him to align the right people, at the right time to help you fulfill your purpose and destiny. David said it like this in Psalms 62:5:

My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.

Remember even Jesus, God’s son of purpose, experienced disappointment when it came to others, but He never let that stop him.

Here are 10 things not to expect:

1. Don’t expect everyone to see your value and honor you.

2. Don’t expect when fellowshipping all the fellows will want to get in your ship

(Translation: Everyone won’t like you or what you are doing).

3. Don’t expect everyone to support you every time.

4. Don’t expect everyone to know you by the Spirit. (Most person are not spiritually in tuned)

5. Don’t expect everyone to see your vision, even after you’ve revealed it to them.

6. Don’t expect everyone to jump on board and help you fulfill your mission.

7. Don’t expect to take everyone with you on your new level. Sometimes you will have to walk alone.

8. Don’t expect that everyone will want to hear your message.

9. Don’t expect everyone will see your gifts and what you can bring to the table.

10. Don’t expect anything of value to come easy when others are involve.

(Sometimes you have to fight for what you want when the enemy uses others to hinder you. Just remember to fight in the Spirit through prayer and intercession. Don’t fight people. Allow the Lord to intervene for you and touch people’s hearts.)

Your Next Step Coaching For Success Minute:

  • Identify the areas in your life where you have put all your expectation in people.
  • What has been your response?
  • What do you do when others let you down?
© Tarsha L. Campbell, All Rights Reserved, Use only with permission


  • So very much wisdom here.

    • Coach Tarsha on 

      Thank you Penny. I appreciate you bringing the corrections to my attention.

  • Bettye G Bolden on 

    I love this Tarsha. I agree with Penny, you have so much wisdom.

    • Coach Tarsha on 

      Thank you Bettye for your positive feedback about what was shared.

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