Our provision from God is determined by your vision. Your expectation matters. What exactly do you expect out of life? You can tell from words spoken and body language what someone’s expectations are. “Another recession is coming. Things are going to get hard for me. They just reduced my salary. How will I be able to take care of my family?” Based on these words, it shows that the person’s salary is the source of his livelihood. If God was their source, the language will be different. This may be hard to swallow but it is the truth.

A product may be expensive to one person and cheap to another person. The question is ‘Who is telling the truth?’ The answer is both of them. Their answer is right because they answered with one thing; their attitude. If your attitude is negative everything around you will become negative.

God’s provision will never show up for you if all you expect is the devil’s provision. “I knew they will fire me…..I easily fall sick……..I always get angry. That is how I am. All men are cheaters and I am not surprised my Husband cheated on me.” If you have such negative thoughts then you are immature. There was a man with an infirmity for 38 years. Even though he was there to get healed I believe he never expected to be the first to enter the pool for his healing. That is why he was there for such a long time. If you are not expecting to always come out on top, you will live an average dissatisfying life. The difference between the best in a particular field and one who is just average is that the best expect to be the best.

Jesus asked the man with the infirmity “Wilt thou be made whole?” (John 5:6). A simple yes would have been enough but he started complaining “I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me in the pool…” He is trying to pin the fault on other people. No! It was his fault. He wanted healing but expected to stay sick. He focused more on the impotent folk, the blind and those with withered hands or legs than the ones that were healed from the pool (John 5:3). Your expectation is fueled by your focus. Stop focusing on what you do not want. Focus on what you want.

Define what you want and you will meet destiny. Expect God’s provision just like Abraham. His son Isaac said, “Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?” (Genesis 22:7). Abraham replied, “My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering.” I know you have genuine questions like Isaac asking for where the provision is. “Where is God in my debts? Where is God for my promotion? This is the wrong way to respond to your problems.

Abraham told his servants to wait while he and Isaac went up to the mountain to carry out the sacrifice and come back. If you expect provision from God, you won’t stay put. You will move. It is in the moving that you will see the move of God. If Abraham did not reach the mountain, they would have been no lamb for the sacrifice.

There is action in expectation. The propelling force is the promise that meets the problem. When you meet the conditions of the word, you will meet your provision. For example, God promised that if we call on him, he will answer (Psalm 91:15). The condition is we have to do the calling. If we do not call, he will not answer. Have you ever picked up the phone and said hello when there was no call? That would be stupid. God is not going to pick up the phone when you do you call him.

When we meet the condition of the promise, we will meet the provision of God’s blessings for our lives. The provision is in the promise. God’s word always works whether you believe it or not. If you do not, it will not work for you. Are you not tired of the wilderness? Leave there and enter the wonders of God’s provision.