– Suzanne Roberts


Expectations can be a good thing or a bad thing. Sometimes we have expectations of others, and sometimes those people fall short of our goals. We’re connecting them with our own desires and hopes and, of course, we know EXACTLY how they should meet our expectations. No surprises please!


The thing is, at some point in our lives, we have to arrive at the point where our Father God is the only one that we expect to meet our expectations. Because He loves to do that. In fact, He loves to EXCEED our expectations!


People fall short, Beloved. Beloved people fall short.


Sometimes they’re just having a bad day. Sometimes they’re having a bad life.


Sometimes God moves them out of your pathway in order for you to realize that He is the only One who will never disappoint your dreams or discourage your hope. He is the only One who knows what tiny seeds of dreams live in your heart. He knows because He planted them there. And He intends to unwrap every single one of them. They are His gifts to you. He intends to far exceed your expectations if you will allow Him. (Image via Pixabay)


What is His plan for you today? I haven’t a clue, but I do know this. He has prepared something so amazing for you that your chin will hit the floor in shock. He’s really good at “shock and awe” you know. And He enjoys it.


Are you anticipating His Goodness? Are you expecting Him to show up and show off for you?


Well. Are you?


Put every other thought out of your head, my dear. Today is the day He will come rushing to your defense, wrapping His blessings around you and surprising the enemy with His stunning victory.


“He is ABLE and He will do exceedingly abundantly above and beyond all that you can think or even ask of Him, according to the power that is working in you.” (Ephesians 3:20)


Are you expecting that? What you are truly, deeply expecting is what will come out in your life.


I can’t think of a day, in many years, when, after reflecting on even a very rough day, I don’t see traces of His kindness.


Today is the first day of the rest of your life. Let’s begin again with a fresh determination to be blessed. It’s your calling. It’s His calling card.


And you are hesitant to ask Him to dream your dreams with you?




He shows up on behalf of those whose heart beats in rhythm with His.


He does above and beyond all that we can ask or think, according to the power IN us, released THROUGH us BY us.


He believes in us. He believes FOR us.


He is WITH us. Everywhere, every moment, every time.


He desires to meet every need and He loves to fulfill our desires.


He has a promise for every problem, a solution for every predicament.


He is The Original Helper, the Creator of the entire world and He tells us very clearly that “I am God and there is no one like Me.” Don’t limit Him by what you think you know. Enlarge Him.


You could describe Him as:




*Exceedingly full of abundance



Go ahead. Ask Him to exceed your expectations today. And then anticipate His excellent goodness. Expect Him to show up for you. And to show off. He is such an Extreme EXTRA-vert, after all!


I hope these words have Encouraged you. Exceedingly.


This post was written by Suzanne Roberts.

Suzanne is the author of It’s Time to Power UP!