The Power of Hope

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Hope is very powerful.  It keeps us stirred up when our circumstances look bleak.  It’s a positive outlook when everything looks negative.  It’s confident expectation when there’s no reason to expect much.

Hope is defined as “the feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best.”  Many people have many different ideas for what hope is in their own lives.  For me, hope is having trust and confidence in God.  When we have hope, it doesn’t matter how bad things may look, we know God is in control.  We can expect good out of even a bad situation.  We can look forward to greater things.

Hope is so vital, especially when we’ve been waiting for something for  long time.  It’s extremely important to learn how to wait on God.  We need to learn to wait expectantly and not passively.

Think of a woman who’s expecting a child.  What does she do?  She prepares.  The whole time she’s waiting for the child to be born, she is doing something.  She buys things the baby will need.  She sets up the baby’s room.  She does these things all in excited anticipation of the sweet little bundle of joy she will one day hold in her arms.  That is her hope, her confident expectation, her happy anticipation of something good in action.

Is there something you’ve been believing or waiting for?  My advice to you is to keep hoping.  Prepare for it.  Stay positive, especially if it seems like you have been waiting for a long time.  You need to fight negativity and learn to wait with a good attitude, always expecting, trusting, and excited about what God is doing in the meantime.

Be consistent in faith and don’t be double-minded.  Consistency is the key to victory.  Refuse to be defeated and stand on the promises found in God’s Word that apply to your particular situation.  Attitude is everything when we’re waiting for our good outcome.

God is good and He has a plan for each of our lives.  You can always expect His best when you put your hope in Him.

Above all, remember that God’s timing is perfect.  You won’t always see Him coming, but you will definitely know He’s been there.

About wmarsau

Most of the people who visit this blog already know me so it is kind of pointless to try to describe my life in this short little blurb. What is the purpose of this blog is the question. Over the course of this last year I have been exposed to some amazing people and have made personal development an important focus of my life. Being successful, not by the world's standards, but by God's has become my main focus. Mainly, I want to work to develop myself as a person who is kinder, reaches out to help those in need, and truly makes a difference in this world. To this end I am constantly reading and am exposed to so many differnet things along the way. These have been amazing and it is helping me grow so much. Then I started to think, "Why am I being so selfish?" You need to share with others these amazing things you are learning and being exposed to. That is where this blog comes into play. As I am reading and experiencing things that are truly amazing and life changing, I will be posting them on this blog. Obviously, I will not be able to post everything in it's entirity, but I will be summarizing them and letting you know the source of the article or book they come from so you can check them out later if you wish. I want this blog to be a place where you can go to often and be inspired and leave here with a smile on your face. I will be covering all kinds of different topics dealing with success and personal development. Topics like taking action, relationships, living to your potential, reinventing yourself, finances, leadership, presenting, goal setting, time management, etc. I will also be occasionally including topics on cooking, music, and gardening because they are special interests of mine. As a little disclaimer, I have given my life to the Lord and he is #1 in my life. I am his servant and everything I do in life is for his glory. With that being said, religion influences all areas of my life. There will be references to God in this blog because I can't seperate God from this or any other area of my life. I want you to know that if you do not believe in God, that is fine. That is your choice. This blog is open to anyone who wants to better their life. I will not be trying to influence or pressure anyone into having a relationship with the Lord from this site. Please don't feel uncomfortable. You can just read the portions of the blog that you wish to. I am inviting you to go on a journey with me. We will learn together to be the kind of people we were designed to be. Anyone can make a difference in this world, but it starts%
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