“When the unthinkable happens, the lighthouse is Hope. Once we choose hope, everything is possible.” ~ Christopher Reeve.
Indeed, choosing to be hopeful when it feels as if everything is going against us is certainly not easy. But, it is possible. In the Bible, “Hope” is neither static nor a passive thing. Hope is dynamic, active, directive and life sustaining. With hope, it can change the way we see ourselves, change what we value and affects what we do with our lives.
In Wikipedia, “Hope” is defined as the emotional state, the opposite in which is despair, which promotes the belief in a positive outcome related to events and circumstances in one’s life. It is the “feeling that is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best.”
Try visualizing a compelling future for yourself, so that you can look ahead in anticipation rather than in trepidation. Where do you want to be in, say, a year’s time? You see, by knowing what you want to happen, hoping that it will happen and doing what you can to make it happen will maximize the chances of success.
I know, sometimes we can feel life like an emotional land mine. Our fear just shuts us down. Sometimes completely. Consequently, our actions becomes rigid and predictable ………… Be mindful, not to let the past take control of you. You could be easily doomed if you by follow the trends of your past. Hope is always linked with optimism. Your life is only here in this moment.
If we choose the easy way by taking shelter from life, we could risk numbing ourselves, deadening our hearts and minds. I mean can we allow obstacles, our past and challenges to permanently disable us? My point is, if you continue spending your life clinging to what is comfortable and secure you may one day regret not testing your talents against the world.
Time flies, the weekend is here again. I have chosen to make this weekend meaningful, what about you?