by Jean Claude Gakimbiri · Illustration: Sara Houmann Mortensen
I define hope as “the happy anticipation of good things.”If we don’t have hope in the future we cannot have power in the present. Hope will give you the power to wake up early and the passion and ambition to make it through life’s challenges (despite the storms) and achieve the ultimate victory.
Some people are afraid of hoping because they have experienced so much hurt and disappointment that they don’t think they can face any more pain. They refuse to hope so they won’t be disappointed. Disappointment is painful! Rather than being hurt again, they simply refuse to hope that anything good will ever happen to them. This type of behavior sets up a negative lifestyle. Everything becomes negative because their thoughts are negative.
You’ve got to believe that no matter what today’s challenges may hold your time is coming. To accomplish this you have to wake up every day expecting good things to happen. You have to step up your faith and start believing. If you don’t believe you live a life of discouragement and despair and you will talk yourself out of living the life you desire.
Hope is simply to believe that your dreams will come to pass today. I want to encourage you to get your dream back. There is hope. Setbacks are only temporary and designed to refine you and mold you and make you into what you are destined to become.
Get your hopes up. Press on toward your ultimate prize. Believe that the next decade is going to be your Super Decade … a Decade of Hope. Have faith that every dream you have for your life can and will come true.
Everyday you have to wake up, put your shoulders back, look in the mirror, and tell yourself “I will not be denied. Today is my day and anything is possible”. Tell yourself that “I’m going to make it happen, I will never settle for less than my very best.”
Everyday you have a choice. You can choose to tell yourself such things as, “I don’t have the talents or abilities, I don’t have the time or resources, and I don’t have the support of those around me.” Any old excuse will do and you will live a negative self-defeating life. Your hope-o-meter will be running on empty.
Or, you can fill your life with hope and positive expectancy. You can choose to have an attitude of faith and believe, as I do, that the best is yet to come and success is waiting. Your Hope-O-Meter will be overflowing.
To your success,
Jean Claude Gakimbiri