Is it possible that often we underestimate people, ourselves, and even God?
How much of our time is living in hope rather than expectation?
If we ask for something and only hope, not expect, should we be surprised if it doesn’t happen?
Do we actually believe that all things are possible, or do we hold ourselves back by our thinking?
These are just some questions that could well be useful to reflect upon as leaders, perhaps as people seeking to see something different happen, people to join our teams or to see transformation in an area.
If God our father says he has good gifts to give us, then shouldn’t we believe that he is giving them to us?
Maybe one reason for not seeing as much transformation in an area could be due to how we think, and rather than believing and being expectant, we are at best hopeful.
For one, I am believing in what I believe God has called me to be and do, and in believing that, I am believing that God will give me and RolltheRock all that we need – to do what he wants us to do and to be all that he wants us to be.
Is it possible that some of our lack of expectancy is due to a struggle for our identity, and truly knowing who we are in Christ?
As disciples who are called to make disciples, what do we offer if our own identity is still in a negative place and we are not getting to grips with how God actually looks upon us and others as well?
For this generation, I am believing in purpose, a plan, hope for their lives and so much more, but I am believing this, not just hoping it.
So, what do you think:
1: what stops us from expecting from God?
2: what holds us back in our beliefs?
3: what does it mean for us to have a strong identity in Christ?
4: what would it mean to stop hoping and start believing?