Are You Expecting?

In high school, I had super high expectations, of people, in the classroom, on the volleyball court, at home, etc. That is, until these so called “unrealistic” expectations were not met, resulting in countless moments of disappointment and frustration. From that moment onward I didn’t expect greatness in life because I didn’t want that feeling of disappointment hovering over me.

Today, I believe we’ve become so theological, so educated and sophisticated that we’ve boxed God and miracles out of our lives. Which is why today…

I’m expecting!

My God is the God who holds the moon and planets in place. The One who gives life and light to the Earth. The One that gave our bodies the ability to wake up this morning. If He is able to do such things, imagine how much more He could do in our lives. The thing is, I’ve learned He doesn’t show up and show off to just anyone.

He looks for people that are on their tip toes in expectation.

In expectation a lame man was healed (Acts 3). In faith and expectation a blind man saw (Mark 10). The same God that performed these miracles many many years ago is the same God today, and forever. So expect to be healed. Expect to be delivered from fear. Expect greatness. Expect miracles.

“My soul, waits silently for God alone, For my expectation is from Him. He only is my rock and salvation; He is my defense; I shall not be moved.”
-Psalms 62:5-6

You see, the greatest miracles are not behind you, they are in your future. And the devil isn’t afraid of what you’ve done or what your past looks like but he IS terrified of what you CAN be. Something great lies ahead. Something powerful. And if we keep pressing forward with a spirit of expectation, soaking in expectation and praying in expectation, the greatness and fullness of God will be released in your life. Your eyes will be opened to the miracles that surround you on a day-to-day basis. You will gain confidence, security and peace because you know, He doesn’t go back on His promises.

So today, I challenge you to get a little wild. Step out of the norm. Believe God for more than the usual. Trust that something will happen right before your eyes. He’s an extraordinary God that wants to do extraordinary things in your life, but you must first expect it.

“Revel in desperate ventures for Christ, expecting from God great things and attempting the same with exhilaration.”

-C.T. Studd

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