Life can deal you a "terrible blow" at times but success is based upon how you "DEAL WITH IT." We make plans and plans seemingly fail. We chose love but sometimes face heartbreak. We have dreams but reality and nightmares smack us in the face, why? Why does life seemingly play games with our emotions, our intellect, and even our very existence? I'll tell you why. Because, we are CONTENDING FOR OUR FAITH!
Without faith it's impossible to please God (Heb11:6). Heck, without hope what's the use of living? Without hope we become oppressed by the systemic, oppressive flow of a "barely making it" type of life instead of living an overcoming, super-excited, more abundant type of life God intended for us. Without hope the people perish(Prov29:18)! Without hope what else is there? Hope beyond hope is what Abraham (Rom4:18) did. He hoped beyond what the situation seemed like on the surface. He hoped even when the promise was perveted by hasty judgment. He hoped even when it was a sacrifice (his son Isaac). Inspire yourself to hope no matter what HELL you may be faced with. Look HELL square in the face and say, "Not today, hope is on the way!"
Hope and faith are the same. They are both invisible, inherent, and intentional. If you don't have hope, you may as well wave your finger at God's ability for possibility. Without hope why go on living? A life without hope (and faith) is a mundane and misguided kind of life. Wandering, worrying, and complaining about the vicissitudes of life or the hand you've been dealt will get you nowhere at the card game of life (except maybe BUSTED). So, put your game face on and play your best hand knowing God has equipped you with the attitude, drive, and determination to WIN! Remember, read the end of the story (Revelation)...In the end, WE WIN!
I'm preaching to myself this morning when I write, "Instead of getting busted, get RICH!" A life filled with hope and faith lead to a life filled with better possibilities and a "rich", abundant type of life."
I felt inspired to write this blog after facing a very tough trial in my personal life. Weirdly, I was inspired to write again after watching a movie titled, "Legion" a story about hope in the midst of a hellish and dark world. After many months of nonblogging, I've decided to reignite my creative energies and change pain into gain by putting fingertips to keypad, ascribing feelings in an invisible world called "the internet." Be blessed!