Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Low Expectations

I have a lot of people in my life that want to see me, but only if I am the one willing to drive or make the plans or whatever.  And you know what?  Sometimes that just stinks.

I've come to find that those in my life that have no expectation from me are the ones who love me the most.  And by no expectation I mean, those who don't expect me to do or be anything that I am not already.

I have a friend the other day who said 'I don't mean to call you out' and proceeded to say something incredibly rude.  Thank the Lord, He put His hand over my mouth and said 'don't say a word'. That was difficult.  This person, has never made an effort other than to speak the words 'we need to get together', never picks a date, is willing to drive.  Nada.

And then I have friends like Christie, that we both have to put forth an effort, and we choose to do things that we both like, like scrapbooking, and we both have to drive.  We pick a date, and sometimes it gets moved, but we put forth an effort. Or friends like Katie, who really don't expect me to be anything more than I am.  Or Vicki or any other of my life group family, who know, that sometimes all I can muster is to show up.  And maybe scoop some potatoes. They just love me for me. And who I am is... enough.

I will tell you, that I believe that I need to live life to the fullest, but that means that I can only give what I have to give.  I have a certain amount of talent, energy, and love.  Its all I got.    And sometimes, it doesn't seem like much.  But I do what I can do, whenever I can do it.

Col 4:5 Live wisely among those who are not believers, and make the most of every opportunity


JessicaChubb said...


Trish said...

Miss Margie...some people are users, they selfishly want what they can get. Others like you sweet girl, are nourishers. You love doing for others, expecting nothing in return.
You are what Jesus wants us to be...I love you!