What are you expecting?
Consider these comparative definitions of expectancy:
Legal Definition: The benefit that will be received from a contract if performed. Also,
An interest held by a person who may receive something in the future but has no enforceable right to it.
Medical Definition: The expected amount or number of years of life based on statistical probability.
English Learners Definition: A feeling that something is going to happen.
Scholars have theories regarding expectancy. One such scholar by the name of Vroom penned the Expectancy Motivation Theory. It assumes that behaviors result from conscious choices among alternatives whose purpose is to maximize pleasure and minimize pain …. Expectancy is the belief that increased effort will lead to increased performance; If I work harder, his will be better…….
Consider the marriage of two concepts brought together by Apple legend Steve Jobs and Wendell Weeks, CEO of Corning Glass. The concept of a cell phone covered by Gorilla glass did not exist until they came together – Steve’s level of expectancy was high above any other in the industry. In six months, this Gorilla glass was placed on over six million IPhones!
The power of expectancy!!!!
The Word of God should be called “The Book of Expectancy”. It offers us so much hope. What can be greater than the words spoken out of the Mouth of God? Why can’t we put our confidence in the one who started everything? The one who has all power, the Everlasting Father! The Prince of Peace! The One who made the heavens and the earth!
Matthew 21:22 – “If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer”.
Have you stopped believing? Have you given up hope? Mark reminds us that “Everything is possible for him who believes” Mark 9:23
There is a saying that goes like this –
You don’t get what you deserve, you get what you expect.
Wow! How powerful is that? Our high expectations can trigger a miracle. If we really believe the word and stretch our faith, push our minds and hearts to truly believe and act on the promises of God, we can move mountains!
Do you have the boldness to believe today? Can you trust God for a miracle? Can you step out of your comfort zone and expect greater and better things to happen in your life?
A mustard seed sized amount of faith is enough to get you going. Start there, Build on it.
EXPECT MORE – RECEIVE MORE