To be 100% honest I tend to put unrealistic EXPECTATIONS on myself & others. As you can imagine, this habit causes much stress in my life. When I saw today’s #FiveMinuteFriday prompt I instantly thought of Romans 7:15-20 NIV

 I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.  And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good.  As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me.  For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing.  Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.

Unfortunately, knowing this about myself and fixing it are two very different things.

Fortunately, God gave me ABIDE as my 2021 WOTY (Word of the Year). As I have spent more time in prayer and meditating on scripture, God has been faithful to remove the scales from my eyes and to give me strategies to keep my EXPECTATIONS in check. I still have a L-O-N-G way to go to be “cured”, but by walking daily with my Savior I have confidence that I will overcome!


  1. Ohhhh I love this piece of scripture because it’s so relatable and the verses I love even more are found a few versus farther in 24 and 25 which give the answer to overcoming this issue: Jesus Christ!!
    There is hope for us!!😉❤️

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