I have to say that I don't entirely agree with this...actually I don't agree with it at all. I do believe that if it's meant to be then it will be but how awful would life be if we didn't expect anything out of it. There are good things that come from expecting something or something being expected of you. If we didn't expect our teachers to teach us do you think they would? If we didn't expect our friends to be there for us do you think they would? If your boss didn't expect you to be good at your job do you think you would? In my life people expected me to be a certain way because of my last name. Sometimes this was annoying but it set a bar that I aimed for and reached.The 'never assume' part of this comment makes a little more sense. But applies to certain situations. Sometimes assuming can be good.Never asking probably bugs me the most. Why would you never ask for anything? Have you ever been in a relationship where you wanted something but thought that you shouldn't ask. Did you ever get it? Do you think you would have if you would have asked? It's the same thing with God. He even knows what you want but it's not until you ask that he's willing to give it to you. Asking isn't a bad thing. Asking questions, asking for help, asking advice. Even asking why me? If you're not cursing God while you're asking then why not ponder the reasons why you've received such blessing or such trials.The last one, never demand, is good and bad. My parents had a very high standard for me and my sibling, one that we have all lived up to so far. I like to think that they demanded the best from us and I would never want anything less of them. I think a better way to put this is to never be demanding. There is nothing wrong with demanding respect or demanding freedom but to be demanding could cause issues. The next sentence, you might have guessed, I also have a problem with. Just let it be? Why? If you don't like something change it and if you can't change it, change your attitude. I agree that there are certain situations that you have no control over and in those circumstances it is the best to just let it be and make the best of it. Just let it be is not a general rule for life. Next, if it's meant to be most likely it wont happen the way you want it. Sometimes it's better, sometimes it's not but most likely it's not what you wanted. So...Always expect the best, out of yourself and everyone around you.Always ask, always seek and always find.Always demand what is most important to you. Never settle for less.But know that whatever will be, will be. Que sera sera!
Oh Jane. How i AGREE with you. Just like we allllwaysss say.. If we just live the way God wants us too, his plan for us will unfurl. Everything will work out the way God wants it to, and the way it's supposed to. Nothing extravagant is needed. It is simply stated. Live the way God wants.. and everything will work out.