I remember how nervous I was the first time my wife and I discovered she was pregnant. We were newlyweds, and not at all prepared for kids. Even though the baby wasn’t born yet, immediately, things changed. We had to consider a person that we hadn’t met yet; someone who wouldn’t even show up for another eight months. Angela had to change the way she was eating, sleeping, working, socializing, and ultimately thinking, all because of what she was expecting.
This is much like how faith works. “Faith is the assurance, or confirmation of the things we hope for, being the proof of the things we do not see and the conviction of their reality.” (Hebrews 11:1 Amplified)
In other words, faith is expecting something that may not have come yet, and adjusting your thoughts and behaviors as if it already has. It isn’t faith just because you speak it, or even believe it, but it is when you respond that determines whether or not you’re walking in faith. You may not feel different, or look different, but things have certainly changed. This is by no means an encouragement to “fake it till you make it”, but this is a charge to truly walk in expectancy. Rise above the redundancy of life and watch God change things.
What are you expecting?
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