Deep down, we all aspire to great things but can easily feel daunted by the process of achieving them. Whether we are experiencing doubt, discouragement, or hopelessness around our dreams, the key is to learn how to raise our level of expectation.
With God, the gap between aspiration and achievement is simply development.
This process begins when we know who Jesus is for us, and it is concluded when we know who we are in Him.
Our life circumstances are teaching us to expect more from God, to choose hope, even when we feel it lacking from our lives. He is continually inviting us to move beyond just wishful thinking and into partnering on a plan to make our dreams, realities. Yet…
Our real battle is with expectation.
Hope is the favorable and confident expectation of good. It gives us the capacity to look forward with assurance9 and partner with God in the fullness of all He intends for us. This type of thinking causes us to cultivate the power of expectation into a lifestyle in Christ.