Expectancy . . .
It’s funny how we can come to expect very certain things from very certain places.
For instance – I expect that anything made of Hershey chocolate will taste amazing, be addictive and go straight to my thighs.
I expect that Lifetime will continually put out made for TV movies that are totally unrealistic and super crazy but despite titles such as . . .
The Pervert in the Bushes
The Mom Who Stole a Baby, Then Gave it Back, Then Restole It
The Creepy Neighbor Guy –
I expect that I will keep watching.
I think it’s easy to take a look at life sometimes too and come to expect the absolute worst. All you have to do is turn on the evening news to suddenly feel afraid to go outside and walk around the block, afraid to trust a new friend, afraid to send your children to school. The world has done an excellent job of teaching us to live in expectancy for the worst.
But God tells us that we should live in expectancy for good things.
As Christians, we know that God has an amazing track record of keeping up His end of the bargain. Sarah never expected to expect a baby at such a ripe old age – but she brought forth a son. Mary never expected to expect a baby without ever being with a man – but she brought forth a Savior.
Expectancy – God wants us to expect the very best!
Whether you are pregnant with purpose or simply hoping that things will turn around for change, it’s time to stop expecting the obvious and start living in expectancy for the extraordinary.
“For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not harm you. Plans to give you a life, a future and a hope.”