7 Dimensions of Wellness

7 Dimensions of Wellness
7 Dimensions of Wellness

Friday, June 20, 2008

Are You Afraid To Hope?

As I tried to think of what my first blog would be about, I kept getting a blank page in my head. I could not hear any thing. I couldn't feel any thing. I found my self at a loss for words and for those who know me you know that is a rarity. This week a friend shared with me a wonderful message about her faith to believe in something she had not even been seeking God for at the moment. She had a desire but she didn't feel she was at a place for that desire to come to past. She had a plan a good solid plan. She was content to work her plan until the time was right. Her plan was a nice safe plan, but how many folks know that sometimes life is not always what you plan and it's ok to hope for the impossible and step back and watch it manifest.

Some may say that is easier said then done. Some may be saying do you know what it is like to be hit with so much disappointment that very thought of hope becomes painful. Has the word hope become one of those 4 letter dirty words for you? Are you outwardly confessing faith but inwardly denying the power of faith and hope.

We have all had moments when the Assassin of Hope has put our dreams on his hit list killing our hope:
1) For the husband who after 5, 10, 15, 20 years of waiting has not manifested himself.
2) For better life for you and your kids and yet and still you are still on welfare and or are still in so much debt you can’t see how you will ever get out.
3) To conqueror your addictions to drugs, alcohol, food, low self esteem, etc.

Here is what I have discovered, disappointments will come whether you have the faith to hope or not. You are going to be in a much better place mentally, spiritually, and emotionally if you come terms with these simple facts. Sometimes things are not going to work out exactly the way you hoped. It stinks. It is sad. It’s not always fair. It is life and being afraid to hope won't stop life from happening. You should not live your life afraid to hope. Having hope gives you something to look forward to. Your fear, if you let it, will cause you to miss out on some of the best blessings in life.

I can’t promise you that you will never be disappointed because you hoped for something that didn’t happen. I can tell you this, if you are willing to roll the dice, know that some times it is going to work out just as you hoped. Sometimes it’s not going to turn out the way you hoped and every now and then it will turn out EVEN BETTER than you could even hope or imagine.

Signing Off For Now,

1 comment:

CWUW said...

Awesome post!!

Dare to HOPE....

Didn't want to still Obama's book title, "The Audacity to Hope" but its so appropriate.