Proverbs 20:24- A man's steps are directed by the LORD. How then can anyone understand his own way?
Proverbs 21:30- There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the LORD.
I may have already mentioned this in a previous post but it is applicable here so I'm going to say it again: I saw a girl at the Leo Sale wearing a shirt that said on the back, "There is only one God. Stop applying for His job."
I have expectations a lot of times. Mostly... good ones. Often I think that in order to follow Christ in the manner I should, I have to complete numbers 1-10 on my to-do list of "Ways to be a Great Christian" (hypothetically speaking). Goals are good... I don't want to minimize the effect of Christ-like goals. However, my set of expectations, although they are "good," may not necessarily match up to what God has in mind for me. Just because I don't feel like I'm doing what I think I need to do doesn't mean He sitll isn't using me in His own ways. He uses us all differently.
If my one, ultimate goal is to follow Him and not try to pave my own way with ideals and expectations, then I WILL be living in God's plan. And He's perfect. I may not always understand Him in His perfection, but as Proverbs 20:24 points out... why should we?