Goals: Expectations v.s Reality

“I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”

Philippians‬ ‭3:14‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Do you ever have goals and expectations for those goals? I know I do all the time! Last week I decided I was going to start getting up at 5 am instead of going back to bed after feeding Cam. That way I could read my Bible and get my workout out of the way before my hectic day started. I did really good for one day. Then it happened; the dreaded real life hit! Cam started teething and that meant I was up every couple of hours. The last thing I wanted to do was cut cut my sleep even more short. Was I upset that my expectations for that goal were ruined? Of course! But I had to see the reality and adjust accordingly. Does that mean I am giving up on that goal? No! It just means that right now might not be the best time. That is reality, whether I like it or not! But that doesn’t mean I can’t still have expectations. I just need to be able to be flexible and allow God to have control of my goals!