“No, O people, the Lord has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah‬ ‭6:8‬

One of the most difficult things for any of us to do, is to meet the expectations of some people. Hard as we try some people are impossible to please. For some of us we have spent our entire lives trying to please others with an end result of being displeased with ourselves.

Trying to meet the expectations of other people, is the main reason that many of us lose our identity. We get so caught up in who we think we are supposed to be, that we forget who we are.

The expectations of others and ourselves are impossible to meet. Surprisingly, the expectations God has for us are relatively simple!

In this verse, God has three things of us. First of all to do what is right. Doing right means that we simply follow the life God has for us as exemplified by Jesus in the Bible.

Secondly, he asks us to love mercy. To love mercy means we realize the mercy he has for us and out of gratitude extend that mercy to other people.

Lastly, he asks us to walk humbly with him. To walk humbly with God simply means we realize that without him we are nothing, and with him, we are everything.

The easiest part about the expectations that God has for us, is that he has given us his Holy Spirit to guide us and encourage us and empower us to live for him.

He doesn’t expect us to be perfect! He simply expects us and asks us to live in his word and trust his ways.