We will be on the air today with our host Evangelist, Dr. Sha'ron Westbrooks from "God's Inputs for You". The topic will be “Managing Perceptions, Expectations, and Perspectives Godly"

Perceptions and expectations are frequently inter-dependent. Often our expectations are the result of our perceptions. Sometimes our expectations, including the failure of our expectations to be filled, influence our perceptions. This also works in reverse: if other people [friends, employers, employees, family] have unrealistic expectations of us or non-real perceptions of us, they will be frequently disappointed, frustrated or annoyed with us. Similarly with perceptions: if their perception of us, and particularly of how our role should be fulfilled, is not true to reality, problems will eventually occur.

The trouble with expectations and perceptions is that when they are either unrealistic or irrational they seriously affect our behavior, our relationships in our various roles and responsibilities, and our emotional stability. To live with unrealistic expectations and perceptions [either our own or others’] is to live with constant stress.

In our journey towards practical spirituality, we must discipline ourselves to have realistic expectations and perceptions about ourselves, our role, our family and friends, and of the people whom we serve in our church or community. Lack of realism will inevitably either destroy us or cause us in some way to abuse, destroy or enslave others.

Please join us every Monday for God's Inputs for You @ 9 PM CST, 10 PM EST, and 7 PM PST.

*For more about Evangelist, Dr. Sha'ron Westbrooks visit her on God's Inputs for You page.