In the Spirit of Expectancy
I remember a few years ago I had an extremely tough time seeing the good in everything. Naturally, I would formulate reasons in my head as to why a situation either can’t or shouldn’t work out. This doubtful thinking eventually permeated into my expectations.
“What are you expecting God for?” – this is the question that rocked that doubtful thinking upside down… well at the time I had no idea what the results would be. When that question was asked, I gave myself an automatic response of “nothing”. I thought, ‘God has literally done everything for me, and there is nothing else that He needs to do.’ – it seemed humbling enough right?? ... So, I thought.
Here’s why it’s NOT!
Our expectations of God should be a posture of both thankfulness and expectancy!
God is looking for Warriors who will be transformed, Rise and not be afraid to pray, cry out and request a desire or need. Surely, God has done a tremendous work in us and for us. However, the mere fact that we are still here confirms that there’s work that still needs to be done, within us. In Philippians 1:6, God affirms that we should be confident and know that He will complete the work that He has already started in us. He further states that it will be complete until the day of Jesus Christ!
What does this mean?
This means that we should always be expectant, and walk in the Spirit of Expectancy. Being confident in the Lord is what drives our expectations. This is not to boast or be arrogant but rather humble enough to know that you can go to the Savior for whatever your needs may be. It even confirms that you’re still a work in progress. You’re a masterpiece that still needs to be completed
Let’s make it relatable?
Far too often we allow our circumstances to be the end all be all. We let what our eyes perceive to the be the destiny that God has planned for us. As Co-heirs of Jesus Christ, we ought to stand and be in a posture that not only positions us but also prepares us. In conjunction with our expectations, preparation of both our heart and mind is essential to be able to receive the Work of the Lord. Unfortunately, negative thinking or even merely lack of expectations can be a hindrance of walking into the glory of God.
Making It Practical
“Surely, the Lord does nothing unless He reveals His secrets to His servants the prophets.” Or, do you not understand scripture when it states, “death and life are in the power of the tongue” ... YOUR tongue to be precise. “For as a man thinks in his heart, so is he.” Your mouth, your thoughts, your words, your actions… they ALL have weight! You must understand that your doings are attached to the manifestation of your destiny. You have destiny connected to who you are. The posture of your sitting should be one that’s a reflection of what’s stored up for you in the Kingdom.
Will you experience let downs and hard choices? Sure, you will, but the presentation of both your actions and thoughts will determine the outcome of the lesson you are supposed to learn and grow from. The longer you allow situations and thoughts to fester negatively, the harder it will be to learn and grow in an area that God is dealing with you in (I’ll talk more about that in a later post). The sooner you embrace the Spirit of Expectancy, the more understanding you'll have in any given situation. Through the good, the bad and the ugly, your expectations will be in a way that you'll know and understand scripture when it says, "for I know the thoughts that I think towards you, says the Lord. Thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope." God our Father, thinks nothing but good thoughts towards us. So much that if we allow ourselves to have open eyes and see ourselves in the eyes of His, we'll know Him to be true when He says, all things work together for good, to them who loves God and are called according to His purpose.
Knowing your posture as you sit
As co-heirs of Jesus Christ, God has plans of purpose for everything that you do and for everything that is placed before you. It's up you to determine whether or not you will position yourself in a posture of being expectant of the glory of God to hit and manifest your life.
No longer, will you walk in such a way that resembles doubt or defeat. But rather one that is in full expectancy. One that's confident enough to know that God is doing a good work in you, but also humble enough to know that He is still working in you.
My prayer for you is that you will continue to dive deep in the Spirit of the Lord and walk in expectancy knowing that God loves you and knowing that whatever outcome you may face, you have an expected end, so be expectant!
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