Expectations, especially those we place on ourselves, can be a prison. For a Christian, that can often look like trying to appear as if you have no pain, no problems, no sin. But the fact is that we are sinners in need of grace and the reason Jesus came in the first place. You are meant to be free from the chains of those sins and inhibiting expectations. God has a plan for each person's life and there is freedom in living in His arms.