So they were offended at Him. But Jesus said to them, ‘A prophet is not without honor except in his own country and in his own house.’ Now He did not do many mighty works there because of their unbelief. – Mat. 13:57-58.
Jesus could not do many mighty works in His hometown because of the people’s unbelief, a product of their familiarity with Him. It kept some from receiving what He wanted to do in their midst. They thought, “we know him; we know his father; he is the son of Joseph, the carpenter; we know his brothers…” Familiarity lowers expectations and blocks faith.
This holds true for us today. Those we minister to may know us well, making it challenging for them to fully receive what the Lord intends through us. Similarly, we may miss out on the blessings the Lord intends for us when we dismiss the possibility of Him using someone we are familiar with.
Our unwavering expectation should always be in the Lord, recognizing He speaks to us through various avenues, including people, nature, and circumstances. It is far better to trust Him and pray. “Lord, I am seeking for You. I believe You will work in my life in unexpected ways, at unexpected times, through unexpected people, all for your glory.” With steadfast faith and high expectations, let’s eagerly wait His mighty works, from glory to glory!