I watch other people mess up their lives and the lives of the people around them and a big part of the problem is the attitude. I have to admit that my own attitude has gotten in the way more than once. A bad attitude is one of the worst things that a person can have and with all of the negative influences in the world, it is easier than ever to have a bad attitude. I have noticed in my own life, that a lot of times my attitude is directly related to my expectations. What I expect, I usually get!
Our expectations will either limit us and hold us back or empower us and propel us forward! It really is pretty simple: If you expect to get the short-end of the stick, then you will get stuck in mediocrity and you won’t be a very happy person! If you expect to live blessed and highly favored, then you will see God work in and through you in amazing ways and be happy about what God is doing in and through your life!
Here is an amazing truth of God’s Word: God meets us as the level of our expectations! You get, live in and live with what you expect! So many of the problems and challenges of life can be faced, fought and won right here! Get your expectation right and you will get your life right!
We need to raise our level of expectation! We need to get up singing: “I just feel like something good is about to happen!” Expectation is faith at work! Faith is what allows God to bring things to pass in our life. Expectation and faith work in either direction! Expect bad and you will be drawn to and draw to yourself bad. Expect good and you will be drawn to and draw to yourself good.
In Matthew 9:29 Jesus said: “According to your faith will it be done to you!” What are you expecting in life? It’s easy to expect the worse, especially in this world that we live in. But we are children of the Most High God, we need to expect the best!
Expect God’s favor! Expect good things to happen! Expect God to turn around the negatives into positives! Expect to overcome! Expect victory! Expect the supernatural! Remember: Expectation releases faith! You live in reverse, neutral or drive! Reverse will take you backward and the bad things you expect will become a reality. Neutral will not keep you where you are for a time, but will eventually slip into reverse and your messed up and limited faith will take you backward into the negative. Drive will take you forward to claim and live in the power of the promises of God, which is exactly where God created you to live!
Expectation is powerful! Fix your expectation today and be amazed at how God will honor and reward your faith! You can do this, you need to do this and when you do this – you will be glad you did!