I thought the email was a joke. It was the first correspondence received since April. That was four months ago. The words in the email were generic and the time stamp indicated that the email was sent in the wee hours of the night. It couldn’t possibly be legit. Right? Wrong. The same email came through again about 24 hours later. This latter email was met with a response. Then, just 24 hours later, another email followed. I was now being invited to attend a training/meeting. The research process was now started.
Who was the individual who sent the email? What the content legit? What harm could come from responding? So many questions. So much excitement.
I’m sure you know the feeling. It was the job you applied for. The house you fell in love with. The beautiful or handsome human specimen that you couldn’t get your mind off of. Your dream car. The business venture that kept you up brainstorming at night. The baby you were waiting to conceive or adopt. The medical miracle.
You were waiting for the green light. The moment when you could proceed forward and experience the thing that was a part of your destiny. You were waiting for the puzzle pieces to connect together.
Maybe there was a time when you thought you had it wrong. Perhaps the things that you thought were meant for you were really a façade. Maybe you made them up. Maybe you misunderstood. Maybe you overreached.
As life goes on, you continue to move forward. Baby steps are better than no steps. You maintain your faith knowing that the things that are meant for you will come to pass in due time. You recognize that faith without works is dead. So you learned how to put in work.
Faith exudes a power of expectation!
When we move forward in expectation, we are able to experience all that God promised us. This is shown in Mark 5:27-28. “When she heard about Jesus, she came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak, because she thought, “If I just touch his clothes, I will be healed.” This woman with the issue of blood did not give up. After years of suffering. After much rejection. After losing everything. She continued to move forward in faith. She waited in expectation.
Expectation can be defined as “a belief that something will happen or is likely to happen.” The manifestation of her belief is seen in Mark 5:29. It tell us that “Immediately her bleeding stopped and she felt in her body that she was freed from her suffering.”
God has promised us so much. Don’t miss out on those promises. Prime the pump and wait in expectation. It will come to pass!