Our expectations often determine our realities! Expectations have the potential to limit or increase your blessing! We usually get what we expect! In Matthew 9:29, Jesus says: “According to your faith will it be done to you.” In other words if you expect things to be bad, then they will most likely be bad, but if you expect things to be good, then they will most likely turn out for good!
If you see the glass half empty, then you will always be focusing on what you don’t have and you will probably never have anything of substance. If you see the glass half full, then you have learned to focus on the blessings in hand and you will probably see your life travel in the direction of more and greater blessing.
This does not mean that you don’t ever have any problems or challenges. It just means that you have learned to look at them differently than the majority of the world. God loves you and He has an amazing plan for your life and He has promised that He will use even the bad for good in the lives of those who love Him and who live according to His calling to fulfill His purpose!
If your expectations are messed up and in the wrong place, then change them up. Start by taking some time to pray and ask for God’s help. Next, spend some time letting the positive message of God’s Word to move in positive way through your life. And finally challenge yourself every time you find the negative and low expectations creeping in!
You can do this – grow your expectations and Give God Glory!
Do you have a Bible? What do you do with it? A lot of people have them, but often fail to use them. God gave us our Bibles so that we could have His Word. He gave us His Word so that our lives could be lived in the right direction!
Joshua 1:8“Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.”
Think About It! Don’t let it depart from your mouth! We are to read it, think on it, and speak it all of the time. We are to meditate on it day and night so that we can apply it and obey it in every situation and circumstance in life.
God Wants You To Have Success! God loves you and has an amazing plan for your life! God wants you to prosper and succeed! The secret to experiencing His success is living in obedient surrender to His Word and that is why taking in a little every day can make a big difference!
I have been getting ready for a new series on CHARACTER that will be coming up in April, and I have spent a great deal of time thinking about our BIBLES! Almost everyone in America has at least one Bible and everybody in America has access to the Bible in some shape or form. It is easy for us to look at the Bible as just another good book, but it is so much more than that and we need to learn to see it and treat it in that way!
What The Bible Says: This is what the Bible says about itself in Hebrews 4:12: “For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.”
It’s More Than That! The Bible is more than just a good book. The Bible is God’s Word! God – the Creator and Sustainer of all things, has provided us with a love letter of written out directions that will guide and grow us to live the most incredible life ever, but we often miss out because we are too lazy or distracted to take even five minutes to pick it up and allow God the opportunity to speak into our lives.
Making Life Better! You’ve got problems and the Bible has solutions! Take a little time today to get your own copy and invest a little time everyday in reading and taking God’s Word into your head and heart. It is amazing the difference that it will make in your life!