All of us have many conversations in our heads. We converse about what we’re going to eat today, what we’re going to wear, which Netflix movie we’re going to watch, and the list goes on and on. But the conversations here are the defensive ones we have in our heads, the ones we’ve already rehearsed in case someone steps to us the wrong way, the ones that get our blood pressure elevated and our blood boiling without the person even being in front of us.
These conversations result from assumptions, and assumptions are dangerous. To assume something about someone without talking with them is ungodly, unfair, prideful, and deceptive. It is deceiving to think that what we assume is God actually talking to us. God is not the author of confusion (1 Corinthians 14:33). And to go even deeper, we are meditating on and preparing for confusion to happen. We don’t want to be slighted, so just in case someone says something that crosses us, we will be prepared.
I want to encourage you today to expect good, to plan for good, and to think about the good. Philippians 4:8 tells us to, “So keep your thoughts continually fixed on all that is authentic and real, honorable and admirable, beautiful and respectful, pure and holy, merciful and kind. And fasten your thoughts on every glorious work of God, praising him always” (TPT). There’s so much life on the other side of assuming something is going to happen. Expect the good this week.