Now the people were in a state of expectation, and all were wondering in their hearts about John as to whether he was Christ (the Messiah, the Appointed)
Be in a state of expectancy
This phrase has stuck with me and I decided to expand on the words, state and expectancy.
The word state meaning, the particular condition that someone or something is in at a specific time. And the word expectancy meaning the state of thinking or hoping that something, especially something pleasant, will happen or be the case. I came across something called “Vroom’s expectancy theory”, this idea in business that people portray certain behaviors and make specific choices because they believe it will produce a positive outcome.
I want to carry this over into faith. Being in a state of expectancy. Living positively because I believe there will be a positive outcome. Believing that all things are working out for me. Isn’t that the case? Doesn’t the word say that all things work together for good to those who love God and are called according to his purpose? So why not believe that even in the lowest place, even in the unexpected and the unknown, it’s all working for good? Even in my imperfection it’s all working for good.
For me, being in a state of expectancy does not mean believing that everything is going to be perfect, but rather expecting God to do everything he has promised me…
That is how I am entering 2020. Expecting God to move. Expecting God to do everything he has promised me, because he hasn’t failed me yet.