Have you ever started out a new year with an overwhelming sense of expectation?
I'm not talking about New Year's resolutions. Or a one-word focus. Or even a renewed determination.
But rather, a feeling you can't quite explain or pin to anything specific. It's a whisper of the Holy Spirit. A tug in your heart.
Expectation brews deep in my soul for 2013.
I've almost worn myself out trying to figure out why. That's not a great way to start. So God led me to this anchor verse:
"My soul, wait silently for God alone, for my expectation is from Him." Psalm 62:5 (NKJV)
This verse thankfully steadies my rocking boat of anticipation with: WAIT. Simply wait. I've scrawled this passage across calendars, bookmarked it on my iPad, and taped it above my desk.
And the most wonderful assurance of Psalm 62:5? My expectation knows the Source. The Anchor.
God Almighty faithfully works behind the scenes for our ultimate good. He will unveil the reason behind this incredible expectation in His perfect timing.
So what do we do in the meantime?
Listen for His guidance.
Trust in His timing.
Follow where He leads.
Walk through the doors He opens.
It may take a while before we behold the beautiful masterpiece that He's painting for each of us in 2013. But from the top of my head to the bottom of my toes, I know this:
2013 is going to be one for the books.
What are you expecting in 2013?.