E X P E C T A T I O N S
What were your preseason expectations? Upon what were they based? Were they based on returning veteran players, on new players just joining the team, on a new game plan or some other intangible factor? Upon what do your expectations of God rest? Let’s think together about how these fit in the life of a competitor.
The writer of the letter to the Hebrews writes at chapter 10 and verse 23, “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.”
It’s normal and often helpful to have great expectations of your team through the preseason and into the first competitions of the year. We all start with great hopes for a successful season and dream of championships. We’d be less than true competitors if we did anything less. We are wise if we base these expectations on the people around us rather than on all the circumstances beyond our control. We can hold fast to our hope, as a team, by trusting each other and working together.
Another comforting thought from this scripture is that our hope for real life, now and throughout the future, is based on the nature of God. The writer says that “He who promised is faithful.” The very faithful nature of God is the guarantee of the promises made by our Father to us in the Bible. That’s worth holding onto with both hands!
As you compete today, hold fast to your expectations of your team and of yourself. Cling tightly to your hope for the team’s success. Trust the Lord Jesus to be faithful and to keep his promises to you. Make this a day in which you exceed even your greatest expectations.
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