Expectation is a powerful word. For a very long time in my life, nobody expected anything of excellence (another "e" word) to come from me. I was given low standards and became very bored with life. Without expectation, there was no direction to grow. When I did reach beyond even the most basic expectations, I was never praised for a job well done. My life became mediocre and I never sought to cultivate meaningful change. Expectation dwindled away and almost became extinct.
Today is very different. My life expectations are now global in nature. I no longer am trapped in minuscule thinking or defined by anyone other than a Sovereign Lord who repeatedly reminds me that all things are possible. I think beyond my own body and household. I think beyond my zip code and state. I think beyond my nation and expect that the world will be changed because I am here. Yes, you read that right. I expect to influence the world with my life.