Title: READY OR NOT
My soul, wait silently for God alone, For my expectation is from Him.Psalms 62:5
Thanks be to God for knowledge that we can receive from the revealed word of God.
Eph. 1:3 makes us understand that we have been blessed already and bestowed with everything we need for life and godliness. But how do we enter into this possession?
How do we explain the abnormalities that may characterize life some times?
I can say that although we can’t always predict or control some things, yet we can determine how long it stays and when we want it to leave us. Many challenges are alive only because we keep them so in our minds. And as long as this is there, we can’t have complete freedom nor happiness.
When you cry over a challenge or situation in your life, you have to ask yourself some questions and remind yourself of some things, like:
No matter what is happening or has happened, God is not taken unawares.
He is able to bring changes. But have I done all that God requires for me to do in this situation?
You see, until you have done your part in changing most situations, they won’t change. Not telling yourself the truth can shut us out from making the required effort needed for a change in our lives.
I want to tell us about an attitude when we approach God. It is called the attitude of expectations. Most saints don’t have because they’re not expecting anything. You see, expectation helps you plan and prepare. You only prepare for what you’re expecting.
Prayer made in the place of expectations is effective. Expectation is your right as well as your responsibility. God asks us to ask when we need some thing – Matt. 7:7, James 1, but He also asks for you to have an expectation of what you need Him to do. Tradition and religiosity has denied the saints for so long because we have to come to church to watch and the go back without guidance to help us walk and shine as light experientially.
The reason is because when most saints pray, they have no expectation and when there’s no expectation, there is rarely an experience. God wants to see hungry hearts now, people who are tired of where they are now and need a change.
When you have this kind of attitude, it will affect the way you pray. It will affect how you operate your faith. It will affect your time spent in the place of prayer. Such heartfelt prayers is what moves God.
How do you create an expectation?
- Have a picture of what you want not just any random thought in the place of prayers. When God sees your expectations are high, He knows your faith is active. Therefore He will start causing things around you to begin to organize you for the things you are expecting from Him. The Bible says this expectation shall not be cut short. – Prov. 23:18
- Get God’s word that talks about what you need and then ask the Lord to provide for you on that ground. Then start seeing yourself today in that place. That’s what will drag you into it. With this expectation you can place demand upon God’s integrity any time and get answers. Why, because that’s His word.
From today, create an expectation and hold God based on it. Your expectations today prepare you for the results and visitations tomorrow.
Remain blessed and continue to feed that expectations in your heart. It will not be cut short in Jesus name, amen