Great Expectation

I’m Expecting Great Things

As I enter into my birthday week, I must admit, I’m expecting great things to happen in this new year of my life. It just so happens to fall at a time when the world is in chaos. A potentially fatal virus is spreading across the world. Schools and churches are closing, billion-dollar businesses are shutting down, and you can even find toilet tissue to purchase in the grocery store. So how can I be expecting great things in such an uncertain time?

 

Expectation

 

Even though I have never experienced this kind of frenzy before, I have faced my share of difficult situations. From losing my mother to ending my marriage of over a decade, among other things in between, the last ten years have tested my faith and sanity. However, I’m proud to say that I survived it all.

 

It is not until you have gone through the unthinkable that you realize your strength.

 

Though it was hard to see while in the midst of it all, God was preparing me for greater and making me better. I refuse to believe that He brought me through all that He did just for me to shrink back and doubt His power. That is why I’m expecting great things to come to me as I journey into another year of life. I’m expecting peace, love, joy, good health and prosperity and divine connections to relentlessly pursue me, not just this year but this entire decade.

 

How Can I Expect Great Things in My Life?

 

For one, God made me a promise. In my darkest moments, when fear ran rampant in my mind, He told me to be strong and courageous and that I would be successful wherever I go. So since He gave me this promise, I choose to believe it. In this life, no one is promised that we would never go through hard times. At some point and time, we all will have to go through the fire. 

 

One of the first things that come to mind when we think about fire is destruction. But on the contrary, fire can be used for good. It is in the fire that impurities are purified. A fire can melt useless metal so it can be transformed into something priceless.

 

Although I had to be tested in the fire, I was able to walk out without being scorched by a flame or smelling like smoke. When I couldn’t see how I would bounce back, God had a plan to bring me out pure as gold.

 

Go through the fire

 

I’m Expecting Great Things

 

Since God brought me out of the fire, my faith has risen to another level. I can’t help but expect great things to happen in life. This is not to say that I won’t ever face difficult situations again, but God has now established an unbeatable track record with me. I may not like all that comes my way, but I know without a shadow of a doubt that if God brought me to it, He will definitely see me through it.

 

In Daniel chapter 3, it tells a story about Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego. They were three young men who expected great things to happen to them even though they were faced with death. The king ordered them to be thrown into a fiery furnace but they expected God to deliver them. Not only did God save them, but He joined them in the furnace. They were able to walk out without a strand of hair being burned from the flames.

 

fiery furnace

 

So as we go through the next few weeks or months of happyuncertainty due to the current circumstances, I want you to be encouraged. Don’t allow your mind to be a slave to fear but start expecting great things to come out of this. When you put your faith in God, no virus, death, disappointment, or mistake can prevent Him from doing great things in your life.

 

What are you expecting great to happen in your life? Are you believing God to make a when there seems to be no way? Comment about it below.

 

 

In Relentless Pursuit,

Brandi Michelle

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    Judith Okech

    While I was still at the fire paragraph, I thought about Shadrack, Meshack, and Abednego, only to realize you mentioned them. We are on earth as impure gold striving to go through fire to attain purity. Struggles are, therefore, inevitable. Despite the pandemic, I have hopes that its end will unveil a new face to the world. I trust and believe that we will love God more, and many non-believers will convert. With a spiritually elite neighborhood or congregation, the level of understanding goes up and interaction becomes easier. My hopes are high.

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