As we navigate our lives we all have a certain degree of expectation. These expectations can relate to our family, relationships, jobs, and even our faith. Sometimes - we find that there is a gap between what we expected to occur, and what really happened. In things that are trivial, this gap can be humorous, or lighthearted, but when it affects the important parts of our lives, this gap can result in disappointment, anger, frustration and other negative emotions. What is this gap? Can we find examples in scripture, and are there scriptural principles that can be applied to help us mitigate this gap in our own lives? The first part of this message will examine 'Defining the Gap', and looking at some scriptural examples. The second and third parts will explore how to operate within this gap as Christians today.