Happy Sunday Everyone!
Today, I preaching part 3 of my New Sermon Series, The Forgotten Power Of Expectancy! The amazing thing about this is how highly expectant I’ve been about today… since last Sunday, I’ve been daydreaming several times a day about 10am, Destiny Family Center, today!
What are you expecting this day will bring you and yours? If you’re expecting another average Sunday, then that is exactly what you will end up with. If, on the other hand, you’re expecting this day to be the greatest day of your year, or even the greatest day of your life… then THAT will have a chance to happen!
“We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aid, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn.” -Henry David Thoreau
“Whatever we expect with confidence becomes our own self-fulfilling prophecy.” -Brian Tracy
“High expectations are the key to everything.” -Sam Walton
“Aerodynamically the bumblebee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn’t know that so it goes on flying anyway.” -Mary Kay Ash
A man once told me to be careful about potentially raising the expectations of my followers to an unachievable level.
He was deeply convinced that some people are just not supposed to dream. He felt like these imaginary people we’re untalented and incapable of high achievement, and perfectly content with mediocrity… and for me or anyone else to disrupt their contentment would be wrongful.
I thought about his apparent wisdom and concluded: to leave a person (apparently happy) with low aims and little or no substance, just because I fear the risks of pursuing an unrealistic dream… is just the same as leaving a person alone because I fear the risk of a relationship gone bad.
“It is better to have loved and lost, than to have never loved at all.” -Alfred, Lord Tennyson
When my life is over and I am kneeling before my Father’s awesome throne, I can’t imagine He will punish me for “creating too much hope” for people! God forbid, that I should come before Him, having never inspired positive change for my fellow man.
I want to be remembered as the messenger of God Almighty who brought faith back to his faithless generation! If people loathe me, may they loathe me only because I refused to let them slumber… because I refused to leave them undeveloped.
Today, if you should find yourself trapped in average… will you spit on every pathetic reason for expecting little or nothing of your self, your future, your church, your dear friends, and everyone and everything else connected with your average existence?
Every once in a while, we have to take a long hard look at what we have become, what direction we are facing, and how expectantly we are pushing onward to the bright blue horizon! We have to courageously admit when we have settled at middle ground… and rouse the frustration of our predicament, until we reinvigorate our slumbering expectations!
Every time we do this, we start to live again!
Here’s a beautiful song for this moment: God of This City, by Chris Tomlin. Greater things are still to be done in you!
Wow, that was mouthful! I hope todays blog adds tremendous value to your amazing lives. I just finished praying for you all. Expect a most triumphant day and then have one! With much love…
Dream Big, Live Bold, and Make the Difference!