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Low Expectations

When we expect minimum results, that is often what we get. When we talk about our environment, our influences, the situations we're in, and who and what surrounds us, we tend to focus on cautioning about the overtly bad influences and how they can slowly lead us astray. Although these warnings about negative influences are important for keeping a low tolerance for sin in our surroundings, how much thought do we put into the positive influences? Do we surround ourselves with situations and people to bring out the best in us? Challenges to learn and grow make us stronger in our knowledge and application of God's Word. We shouldn't have to search far to find those who will hold us to high expectations. We have a natural environment full of those who should hold us to high standards: the congregation. Do we hold each other to high standards so as to encourage growth?

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Ben McManus