Just before a new thing comes into our lives we are met with expectation. That moment before receiving this good gift. As we begin to open the door with expectation what are we to do as we walk into this exciting new season?
What do we do with expectation?
For so many in this season of life in 2018 there are hopes + dreams that you have been contending for and carrying. For years, if not a decade or more. Hopes and dreams that require the hand of God in order for them to come to pass. That expectation for this thing has carried you through the long nights as your pillow is stained with tears telling the story of hope deferred. Its carried you through the mornings when you can barely roll out of bed dreading what disappointments may come that day. But theres something deep within you that knows there is something more.
There has to be. So you push out of bed and dare to believe.
But how do you hold your heart as you enter into this new season. As hope rises, as this thing you have dreamt for is at your doorstep. How does your heart respond?
I want to propose that the time just before you are about to receive something is CRITICAL.
You have the choice to grab hold of it white knuckling it fearful it will slip through your fingers ‘yet again’. Or you can take that split second, choose to steady yourself and choose to be grateful for this gift and acknowledge you really have NO IDEA what its unto. Because friend, Gods plans for you with this ‘thing’ are 100 times greater than you can imagine. I guarantee you. How do I know? Because God thinks BIG. Not just a year down the road; 10, 20, 50, 2000 years down the road. Everyday He is orchestrating all of the heaven and earth on your behalf and all of His children.
Jesus is a great example of His big picture dreaming. Thousands of years of WAITING for the perfect moment. All heaven and earth waited expectantly for this Son of God to make His appearance.
Just before our fingers grab hold of this gift I encourage you to not put it in a box ultimately hindering it by presumming it belongs in a certain place at a certain time. Allowing it the freedom to simply BE. Whether it be a person, a dream, or a possession. Choose to believe just as you have ‘finally’ tasted and seen of Gods goodness that He will continue to direct your footsteps as you carry this thing.
Don’t let expectation die when you get this thing. Let it propel you to dream even bigger.
Receiving this gift, this dream was never intended to be the end of the road. I wanna challenge you to believe it was actually just the beginning.
There is NO END to Gods goodness. Simply put, His goodness never runs out. I encourage you to let him expand your heart, your hope, your belief in HIS ability. That you would take that expectation you felt and let it fuel you to come alongside others as they dare to dream and hope for things in their lives in the seasons to come.
Dare to believe friend.
Dare to believe.
Expectation will carry you as far as you allow it.