We all have things that we’re believing for: dreams to come to pass, problems to turn around. We’d be happy if they worked out our way, but sometimes what we have in mind is not God’s best; we often think ordinary, God thinks extraordinary. We think, “let me have enough to get by”; God thinks abundance. we think, “let me manage this addiction”; God thinks freedom. We’re asking for the possible, when God wants to do the impossible. He specializes in exceeding our expectations. What He has in store for you is bigger, more rewarding, fulfilling than you can imagine.
Paul said in Ephesians 3:20; Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think.
He’s not simply going to do what you’re asking for, He’s going to exceed it, open doors you never dreamed would open, take you further you can imagine. You’re going to look back and think, “I never dreamed I’d be this blessed, have this position, marry somebody this great.” Get ready; God is about to exceed your expectations, make things happen that you didn’t see coming. You didn’t deserve it, it’s just the goodness of God showing favor on your life.
God has some of these “I never dreamed” blessings in store for you. You may not see how it can happen, the medical report doesn’t look good, you’ve gone as far as your education allows, perhaps you’re in a limited environment. The good news is, none of that stops our God. He controls the universe; one touch of His favor will catapult you where you could not go on your own. It’s your time to be free, break bondages, go to new levels. Every force that’s holding you back is being broken right now; God is releasing healing, favor, opportunities, restoration, freedom. this is a new day; God’s doing a new thing. He’s about to exceed your expectations.
Matthew 17:20 says if you have faith as small as a mustard seed… Nothing will be impossible for you. God knew there would be times that we didn’t have the faith we needed to reach our destiny, so He said, “if you have just a little bit of faith, that’s all you need, then I’ll show up and exceed your expectations.” you have the faith you need for God to show out in your life, catapult you to new levels.
Samuel 1:2 tells us of one man of God who had two wives; one was called Hannah and the other Peninnah. Peninnah had children, but Hannah had none. Whenever she (Hannah) went up to the house of the Lord, her rival provoked her till she wept and would not eat.
Hannah knew God would open up her womb; she couldn’t understand why it wasn’t happening. In her deep anguish Hannah prayed to the Lord, weeping bitterly. Later in the passage we see that the Lord was gracious to Hannah; she gave birth to three sons and two daughters.
She asked for one son, but notice how good our God is. He said in effect, “Hannah, you may be satisfied, but I’m not; I’m going to do more than you asked.”
One reason God was so good to Hannah was because of all the pain she had to endure, having to wait while the other wife was having babies, being ridiculed. God sees all the heartache, tears, unfair situations, people that did you wrong. What you’re believing for may not have happened yet, it may be taking a long time, but God is a faithful God.
He’s not only still going to bring it to pass, that would be good enough, you’d be satisfied, but God is going to do more than you’ve asked. That means once you see the promise fulfilled, God is not finished being good to you; He’s going to visit you again. Our attitude should be, “Lord, I want to thank You that You’re going to visit me again, do more than I asked, exceeding my expectations.”