Today's Topic: Expect What You Hope ForVerse(s): Ephesians 6:13
Expect What You Hope For.
You must remember that when you have done all to stand, stand (Eph. 6:13) on the Word. God has already promised that He will keep His Word. He will watch over it to perform it (Jer. 1:12 NIV), that it will not return to Him void or empty, but that it will accomplish that which He has sent it to accomplish. (Is. 55:11)
"But how long do you stand?"
"That's simple. I stand until I win."
"How long does it take to win?"
“Until you don't have to stand anymore.”
I'm saying that when we take a stand of faith, there is no compromising, no backing off, no giving up or giving out or giving in. Some people may say, "Well, that's easy for you to say, you don't have problems like mine!" I'm human, and believe me, I have had problems!
Paul went through much more than most Christians will ever have to suffer. The difference is he learned not to magnify the problem but to magnify the solution. He knew how to handle problems by keeping them in proper perspective.
Paul's great faith did not make him immune to problems; in fact, he probably endured more hardships and difficulties than any of us ever will, yet he came through them all because he knew that his deliverance was in accordance to his hope and expectation. That is the lesson we must learn.
If what you are believing for is worth having, then how long are you willing to wait for it?