WHAT ARE YOU EXPECTING?Nov 01, 2023 2023-11-01 7:01
WHAT ARE YOU EXPECTING?
WHAT ARE YOU EXPECTING?
Read: Proverbs 23:18, 10:24
“For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off” (Proverbs
Expectation is a strong belief that something will happen or be the case. To expect something means to regard something as likely to happen. It means to believe that something or someone will arrive soon. It implies a high degree of certainty and usually involves the idea of preparing or envisioning. Synonyms of “expect” include anticipate, await, look for, hope for, watch for, look forward to or look ahead to.
What do these definitions imply? They imply that when you have an expectation, you whole body is aligned with it. What you say, how you feel and what you do should portray the fact that you are expecting something to happen. Your posture, outlook, mannerisms, speech, actions, desire, all begin to align with that expectation. Look at an expectant mother, her posture changes, he desires, actions, speech mannerism are all aligned to her expectation. She alters her pattern of doing things to align with the fact that she’s expecting a baby soon. When she opens her mouth, you hear her say things like “when this baby arrives, I will …. “I know a lady who was waiting on God for a child. They had been married for a while, but she kept speaking out her expectation. When the children come, I will do so and so. Today she is a mother of children.
So, when you have an expectation and you are waiting on God for it, you cannot speak words that disregard or disbelieve that expectation. You cannot act in ways that are contradictory. Proverbs 10:24 says that “the expectation of the righteous will be granted. Proverbs 23:18 says thine expectation shall not be cut off. What this means is that as a child of God, what you hope for, eagerly wait for, anticipate, envision, and prepare for, will surely come to pass.
The bible highlights the importance of having faith, without entertaining even the slightest iota of doubt if we expect to receive our requests from God. In Mathew 21:21, Jesus told His disciples that if they had faith and did not doubt in their hearts, they could say to the mountain, “be moved and cast into the sea”, and it will be done. James 1:5-8 says, that if we lack wisdom, we should ask God, and expect without doubting. It likens the person who doubts to a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind, unstable and double minded. And that the person should not expect to receive anything.
Perhaps the reason why your expectation is delayed is that your heart is not yet fully aligned. That thing that you desire in life, are you truly expecting it to happen? What are you saying with your mouth? What emotions are you feeling? How are you preparing for it? Do your actions show that you are expectant? When your whole being is aligned to your expectation, it shall surely come to pass. It’s a new month, why not adopt a new posture of expectation.
IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Oke Chinye.
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