'THIS DAY THE LORD WILL HAND YOU OVER TO ME, AND I'LL STRIKE YOU DOWN.' 1 SAMUEL 17:46 NIV
It's not the size of the dog in the fight; it's the size of the fight in the dog. David didn't have the rank, equipment or training, but he had the winning attitude. So great was his level of expectation the he 'ran quickly toward the battle line to meet [Goliath]' (1 Samuel 17; 48 NIV). While Saul and his soldiers were hiding, David was running to meet the challenge. How's that for great expectations? Now we're not talking about faith in our own ability, but in 'him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine. according to his power that is at work within us' (Ephesians 3:20 NIV).
Martin Seligman, Professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, did some research on a major life insurance company and found that sales people who expected to succeed sold twice as much as those who didn't. Researchers have discovered that there's a greater correlation between self-confidence and achievement than there is between IQ and achievement. Know that? The God who lives within you is limited by one thing you only: you in ability or unwillingness to believe in your self. The more you believe in your self, the more you'll be able to accomplish. And if you keep believing and expecting, you'll someday find yourself doing what you once considered impossible. Why? Because "With God all things are possible' (Matthew 19:26). It's said that if Michelangelo had consulted of the ceiling, and his work wouldn't be around for us to admire. The truth is that great results begin with great expectations.
Evangelist Philip Jegede’s Reading Courtesy of DWFT: Acts 27-28, Luke 10:13-24, Ps 78-31, Pr 16:26-30 www.mpbs247.org