Martin Luther said- “Everything that is done in the world is done by the hopeful” We all have trying times. The trials and difficult moments sometimes seem to stay longer than we can handle. Earlier today, I began to think about life and its phases. I gradually began to think about the word HOPE. I got a lot of inspiration and have this strong urge to encourage someone today.
Hope has the power to change the course of events, to change the course of history, and to change the course of life. It is a positive feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen in accordance with what we imagine it to be. It is based on God’s promises and their fulfillment. God’s promises do not always correspond with our reality, rather they contradict our present experience. This is where our Hope comes to play.
Hope does not deny the present darkness but it reminds us that dawn is coming. Hope doesn’t just happen, it is as a result of a conscious choice. Hope is futuristic and optimistic. Jean Kerr said – “Hope is the feeling you have, that the feeling you have isn’t permanent”.
A few Hope boosters:
1. Always remember God’s promises to you. This is the major key to getting what you want. His promises for you are in his word.
2. Learn to say affirmations (positive statements) and stop hammering yourself with the ‘what ifs’, ‘how will’, etc. Use your imagination to help a situation turn out the way you want. As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.
3. Always remember your vision and dreams, since they end with you getting what you desire.
4. Help others. This is a good way to overlook your challenges. This helps your mood, and in the midst of helping others, your answer and positive change can come.
What makes HOPE to be effective is by holding on to it as it is better to be HOPEFUL than to be HOPELESS.
Endeavor to hold on to your Hopes for life and be ready to embrace them when they start happening because there is power in HOPE. No matter your circumstance, without HOPE, things may seem impossible, but with HOPE,…………………………… watch out!
Here’s a poem to make you Hopeful
“Yesterday’s failures must be forgotten
Tomorrow’s new hope and new fulfillment must be cherished
Hope knows no fear
Even inside the abysmal abyss
Hope dares to blossom
Hope secretly feeds and strengthens promise”. ( Sri Chinmoy).
Have a Hopeful week ahead
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