23rd SEPTEMBER 2021
“My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him” – Psalm 62:5
We all do have various expectations in life. Some are fulfilled, some half fulfilled, and still, some are never fulfilled. Our hopes are those things we so much desire to acquire, into which we have deployed our mental, emotional and psychological attention, as well as manpower and other resources. Some of our wishes include owning a home, a car, getting a high paid job, getting married or building a relationship, owning or getting funding for a business, etc. Should we be disappointed if our expectations are not met? I think, not at all. The reason being that, getting worried or disappointed does not solve any problem, rather, it complicates it, and makes us lose focus from the main object.
There are three major reasons responsible for us not being able to fulfil our expectations:
· If our expectations are built on wrong assumptions or projections. Therefore, always base your expectations on expert opinion.
· When we place the hope of actualizing our expectations SOLELY on human elements. Therefore, give God a central position in your decision making.
· Acting without proper guidance from God. Endeavour to manage your expectations, and think deeply before placing trust in anybody, or on anything at all. Placing total trust on human elements alone, do not help all the time. But placing trust in God takes us several miles into the realm of fulfilment.
To successfully manage our expectations, first, we have to bring our desires to a reasonable proportion, to what our faith can reasonably accommodate, while still looking onto God, and not solely on man for their fulfilment. When we are unable to put our trust in God concerning our hopes, we easily fall prey to evil manipulations of gullible persons, and if caution is not taken, you can be derailed completely or lured into ungodly practices. Therefore, please be very careful about the steps you take to actualize your desires.
The word of God is telling us today to invite God into all our ventures, and let Him rule over our choices. All of our expectations that comes from God usually falls in line with His promises, and He usually does not disappoint in seeing us through them. God tells us in His word that His wish for us is that we may prosper and be of good health (3 John 1:2) Therefore, all our expectations concerning prosperity and good health would normally be fulfilled. All that is required from us is to focus on God and diligently allow God to take the lead at all times.
Father in the name of Jesus Christ, I submit to your divine direction today, and I declare all my expectations are sanctified by thy spirit. Lord, I declare, your grace makes me strong in every area of my life, requiring your special touch. Thank you father, AMEN.
FURTHER READING: 2 Corinthians 1:20