Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Don't Lose Your Hope!

HOPE is one of our most precious life-saving thoughts. We have to keep hold of our hope. It means the difference between existing and surviving in today's world of stress and the unknown.

Have you ever lost your hope? As George Weinberg states, "Hope never abandons you; you abandon it." I think this is so very true but sometimes we just feel like everything is going against us so we lose our hope for anything better to happen.

Hope that you could find a job?
Hope that you didn't lose your job?
Hope that you will be able to finish school and get a job?
Hope that you have enough money to pay your bills?
Hope that you have enough money to eat?
Hope that you don't fail in your home business?
Hope that you have enough money to feed your family?
Hope that you have enough money to retire with?

These are very basic, down-to earth hopes that we all have at some time or some point in our life. Today, most of us have these hopes.

Maybe we don't consider some of our thinking as having hope so let's see what the definition of hope is:

Hope is a belief in a positive outcome related to events and circumstances in one's life. The feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best. To look forward to with desire and reasonable confidence. To believe, desire, or trust.

“Never let go of hope. One day you will see that it all has finally come together. What you have always wished for has finally come to be. You will look back and laugh at what has passed and you will ask yourself... 'How did I get through all of that?  ~~ Author Unknown

I watched a video today that Scott Stratten sent out to his subscribers and in it he talks about some of his most gut-wrenching life ordeals and how he got through them. He kept living life by continually telling himself to 'keep going - don't stop.'

"Keep Going - Don't Stop" This takes a wealth of hope.

Interesting way to live your life and I totally agree with him on this. I do this same thing - when things in my life seem to be falling down around me like an avalanche rolling down a mountain - I just keep going. This is the way to get through tough times when everything seems to be going against you. It fits so well in today's turmoil of the unknown.

Do you realize just have much hope you have to have within you to live this way? Actually, not much. It is already there! You just have to keep going, knowing and believing that life will get better.

It also is a tremendous help to you at times to just STOP! Stop going! Think! Test yourself to see where you are in your life. What your life is all about.

Sometimes you have to stop to realize where you are going...

This doesn't mean that you have lost hope. It just means that you have enough hope to stop and evaluate where you are in your life and where you want to be. Hope plays a big part in this evaluation. For without hope there would be no reason to consider how or where your life is.

This is hope:
“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” ~~ Oscar Wilde

Hope requires and demands that we keep going and don't stop except to rest and evaluate!

I hope you realize that HOPE requires action...

"We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain." ~~ Hebrews 6:19


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