Where are you today? Are you living the life you want to live? Are you fulfilling your God-given mission and purpose in life? Do you have your core values, your dreams, goals, and your purpose statement written down and in plain sight? Or…are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, guilty for your past mistakes, or just plain hopeless?
I recall a great sermon my son Bobby delivered regarding hope. Bobby laid the case that hopeful people are more imaginative because they continually use their creative minds to think about what might come next. He said that they are more creative because they not only think about what might happen, they use wild scenarios and put them into action. They aren’t afraid to try something new. He said that hope-filled people are patient as they trust God, holding on to His promises, no matter how bleak things might seem. They live one day at a time, realizing they have their whole life ahead of them to fulfill their purpose and their destiny. Bobby believes that hopeful people are more moral as they weigh each decision based on deep-seeded values, clinging to the belief that something great is yet to come. And lastly, he positions those filled with hope as steadfast. They don’t easily give up.
Hope can be a cap-stone in your life that can continue to be a blessing for you, no matter what you might be struggling with today.
Always remember that it is never too late to start again. Make sure that you don’t get caught in the trap of “gloom and doom” based on old tapes or things people say to you.
HOPE is the answer!
Keep at least an Ounce of faith.
Expect great things.
“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”