Express Yourself

I heard a thought from a sermon I listened to the other day that has really stuck with me.  I have been pondering this for about 2 weeks.  I think this thought has the ability to really shape our relationships in a powerful way.  Here is the thought.  I can not expect what I do not express.  I think sometimes in our marriages, our families, our friendships, and our workplace we live as though we think people can see the thought bubble in our brain.  They can’t.  Or let me at least say, I can’t.  If we want, desire and long for things with others, whether in relationship or work, we need to say it.  It is unfair to blame people for not doing what you or I never expressed.  I think some of the greatest frustrations with others center around the gap between what we want, expect or desire and what we actually experience.  This could change if you and I said it, whatever it is, out loud.

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