Great Expectations - Up To Know Good on Wednesday

Great Expectations
Up To Know Good on Wednesday

December 13, 2006

hand in mailbox

As I reached into my PO Box, I was relieved find an envelope from a client. My outstanding invoice with them was significant, and I had already earmarked most of my earnings from them. As I opened the envelope and scanned the check, I noticed that it was made out for remarkably less than what I had earned. In fact, after some quick calculations, I realized they paid me for only about ten percent of my actual billable time. Confused, I went home and checked my records. To my surprise, there was a mistake on the invoice.

Do Good - Have you poorly communicated expectations to someone? What are you doing to correct the situation?

My confusion quickly turned to frustration as I saw the error on the invoice. I took a deep breath and then realized that I did, at least, get exactly what I’d (unintentionally) requested. The company wasn’t trying to be unfair, I had simply failed to appropriately bill them. Eventually the invoice/billing issue was resolved. On a deeper level, it made me aware that we often receive exactly what we request. Instead of having small, “realistic” expectations, let’s look for God to amaze us today!

“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21. Click here to read Paul’s entire prayer.

God, forgive me for often expecting too little - especially from You!

Know Good. Do Good. Feel Good.

Sara

I pray that you have a great day as you experience and express God's love in fresh, real ways!

Blessings,
Sara

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