Why You Shouldn’t Lose Hope and How You Can Rise Again

Do you know that if our hope is gone every other thing in our lives comes to an end including our very lives? Our sense of hope is what keeps us moving in life, so it’s important that we keep it alive.

I can categorically say that hope is the life line of a person; this is why when a person loses hope saving that person is really not possible.

Loss of hope means self-defeat and not until there is self-defeat one can’t be defeated or subdued, this is why the devil fight no other thing in our lives than our hope and faith.

The devil knows that if you lose hope he has defeated you eventually, he does everything to contend with our faith.

He tries to lie to you and makes you see all the reasons to give up hope on GOD, your dreams, pursuits and aspiration in life. But GOD asks us to resist him steadfastly by our faith 1 peter 5:9.

Also read: find hope and strength in the midst of life challenges with these 6 verses

 

What I’m about to share with you changed my life and perspective generally and it will certainly change yours.

It could be very scary when all your hope is gone, little wonder did the bibles says that a broken spirit no one can bear and the hope deferred makes the heart sick Proverb 13:12, 17:22.

Many a times we are faced with hope dashing challenges; you might have lost it all, you might have found yourself trapped in a situation you never planned or bargained for and it may just look like all is over.

You may have gone or are going through the worse and most shameful moments in your life, a stain to your name and reputation perhaps. Never mind, what matters is the future and what you make out of your life now hence forth. You will definitely heal again so just wait for it, you also have the reaming days of your life to redeem yourself.

Also read: these 10 things will help you overcome your guilt, shame and regrets

I will help you see through this article the reasons why you need to be hopeful and courageous again, because you really need it to go through life and to fulfill your destiny.

 

Why you shouldn’t give up

 

 

1. GOD is in control and His watchful eyes are over you to see you through, He has a plan and purpose for your life irrespective of whatsoever

He that does not sleep or slumber watches over you and He that knows the end from the beginning got you covered, GOD will never allow any burden that you can’t bear overcome you.

Someone told me what I will never forget in a hurry, he said that GOD will not allow the devil take away what He cannot give you back. GOD got you covered even when you do not understand what’s going on, GOD does.

Also read: 6 reasons why GOD let us go through pain and challenges

 

2. Everything that has a beginning has an end, no condition is permanent,  So the pain and difficulty is only but for a moment

What may be negative today can turn positive tomorrow; this is why you do not need to judge your life base on today’s circumstances.

Life changes my friend and the tides always turn around, when I learnt this great lesson I transited from worrying into having faith the more and pressing on.

The bible tell us that a righteous man may fall seven times but he shall rise again, so it doesn’t matter where you are today or what you are going through at the moment, it can change and it will definitely change for good.

3. Life is in stages and there are time and season for everything

The book of ecclesiastic chapter three tells us of the time and seasons of life, it gives us the idea that life is full of ups and down. So long as you live on the earth you will definitely go through the phases of life.

I have come to learn that there are some cups you must drink of and it will never pass away until you drink them.

It won’t kill you rather it will build you up, and if you don’t face difficulties in life you won’t understand life and you won’t be strong. So GOD allows these things so that we can get wise and strong in other for you to fulfill your purpose.

That is why the bible never said “if” you pass through the water or fire but it says “when” you pass through the water or fire they will not destroy you Isaiah 43:2.

So it’s a matter of when not if and you know that the word “when” means it will happen but it’s only a matter of time.

4. Everyone has His own timing, you are unique and you have your own life programmed and planned by GOD

Someone said to me that when GOD makes you wait, His only keeping you for the latest. When your time comes you will definitely surpass all those people who seem to be ahead of you, there is no need to be envious or jealous of others or compare yourself with others. Never weigh your life on other people’s scale

They have their life and you have yours, everyone came into the world at their own predestined time.  So therefore everybody will not manifest at the same time, and that you are slower than your peers doesn’t mean you are not moving forward, of course you are.

As a matter of fact, most times people with a great destiny are slower to develop because of the size of their manifestation. So relax and hope on GOD.

5. It’s not always an easy road, so brace yourself

Achieving your dreams and destiny is not going to be easy, tough times will definitely come. The storm will come and it may knock you down as many times as possible, but it can’t keep you down forever.

You may be knocked down but not crushed, you may be injured but not defeated and you may be weak and tired but not retired, and GOD will not allow you to be destroyed because you trust Him.

 

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6. Prepare yourself for life by developing a thick skin

Don’t ask for an easily life instead work to be stronger, young people are committing suicide these days like never before because they are simply not prepared for life.

Things will not go the way you want them to be sometimes, they may take longer than you expect. Sometimes you just need to prepare for the worse and expect the best.

You know, I have a shock observer that helps me wage off all kind of negative feeling and energy, and that is to always consider the worst case scenario in all the things that I do.

I work hard towards excellence, but when things don’t go as I have planned what I do is to cheer myself up and continue until it works, by so doing I’m prepared for anything.

7. Don’t conclude on your life base on today’s temporary trials instead focus on the future

Don’t make a permanent decision based on a temporary problem, don’t put a full stop where GOD has put a comer. Don’t say it’s the end of the road when GOD says it’s only a bend.

You know, I used to give into my feelings; Judging and deciding based on how I felt at the moment only to regret it later on, but when I saw the bigger picture I understood better. So don’t make decisions you will live to regret.

If you fix your gaze on your current situation you may be worried and feel defeated, instead look ahead into the future and GOD’s promises. The bible gave us a secret saying that Jesus was able to bear the pain of the cross because He fixed His gaze upon the glory He will receive in the near future Hebrews 12:2.

 

8. Just keep pushing, adapt and be flexible and if you keep on; in time you will see the result

The only situation where a temporary challenge becomes permanent is when you give up and stop pressing forward, if you don’t stop and if you don’t give that situation a chance over you, very soon you will come out of it.

I hope you know that it’s not the final blow that shatters a rock? It is rather all the blows put together beginning from the very first blow

Just keep pursuing your dream and never give up, be serious at whatsoever it is.  I tell people all the time to keep doing the right thing, keep build that good name; keep pushing and one day it will definitely work out.

 

9. Only be patient and persistent because you will succeed

Where we miss it sometimes is that we easily give up, sometimes when we are very close to success. These days we just lack the virtue of patience and persistence basically because of what society is today. A world where everything is moving fast has cost us to lose the value of patience and persistence.

Opportunities come to everyone at some point in time, that time when GOD turns the lines for you in pleasant places. But will He find you waiting on Him patiently and persistently when that very hour comes?

Jesus teaches us the power of patience and persistence with these two great stories

Jesus taught us in Luke 18 of the enormous power of persistence and patience with the story of the Judge and the widow who wanted Justices from the Judge. From that story the widow pressed on persistently until the judge acted, and she got Justices from a tough Judge who actually listens to no one and doesn’t fear GOD.

Another one was when Jesus encountered a woman from Canaan who wanted healing for her child; she got Jesus to yield to her plea because she persisted Matthew 15:22-28.

Jesus showed us how persistence and patience gets things done without fail and the two virtue work hand in hand.

10. Don’t put your hope on the things you see but put you faith in GOD and His Word

The bible is right by saying that we should live by faith and not by sight, why? Sight could be deceptive you know…..

The bible tells us not to be moved by worry but we should simply pray asking GOD what we need, If you do this GOD will give you peace that your mind cannot explain which will cause you to sprout and blossom again Philippians 4:6-7.

Pray always because strength and extraordinary changes come through prayer

The bible urges us to pray always without ceasing and to emphasize the importance of prayer Jesus said we ought to pray and not faint.

Also read: 6 reasons why you need to make prayer a habit

 

All these are what you need to know and do when life challenges truck, when you begin to feel hopeless. Know that everything will be fine, so hang on and keep believing, stay on GOD’s Word and promises. Keep working as well and GOD will see you through.

 

 

My Prayer for you

May GOD keep you and strengthen you, may he remove every mountain before you and make every crooked way straight before you. May He put His angels charge over you and give you peace, all these I pray in Jesus name.

Prayer Point
  1. Pray for divine strength and enablement
  2. Ask GOD to give you victory over your challenges
  3. Ask GOD to direct and guide you towards victory

How Can I Receive And Live In The New Life Of Peace and Fulfillment?

 

 

Do you know that a new life of peace and fulfillment which is full of hope is made available to you right now? Like right now. See this article could there be a better life; a life of peace and fulfillment? For better understanding, I will advise that you read this first could there be a better life; a life of peace and fulfillment?

This new life is what you have been waiting for; I can assure you because it’s like no other. Receiving and living by it is what guarantees your life fulfillment and peace. This post will show you how to receive it, not just to receive it but also how to live in it for your peace, fulfillment and fruitfulness.

 

HOW CAN I RECEIVE THIS GIFT OF THE NEW LIFE?

This is a good question and the answer is right here. For you to receive this gift you must be born again, that is to be reborn. Not like the natural birth process you know! This new birth is of the spirit, it’s your spirit that gets reborn and made new.

How then can you be born again?

To be born again is to receive Jesus into your live, by believing in your heart that Jesus is the Son of GOD.  That He died for you and that GOD raise Him up from the dead on the third day.  Believing this truth, then go ahead and confess it with your mouth, you will be saved and the new life will be given to you automatically. Romans 10:9-10

You don’t have to feel it, it’s a Spiritual thing and it is your spirit that receives this life. So it’s not something you feel or try to figure out with your head but you believe it in your heart.

You are a prayer away from this new life

Confession unto salvation is made through prayer to GOD, and this will get you into this new life even as you believe already. GOD is waiting to hear from you so that He can give this new life to you Revelation 3:20. So I urge you to say this prayer and there you go, set out for a new life of freedom, victory and success here and here after

Prayer of Salvation;

LORD Jesus, thank you for coming to die for my sins and giving me a new life in you. I believe that you are the Son of GOD, who came and died and on the third day you rose to life. I receive and accept you as my personal LORD and saviour, Amen.

If you just said this prayer you are saved and you have become a new person altogether. Because you have just received this new life and are born again, set to win and triumph. Congratulation you have been given the birth right of victory and dominion.

Now that you are saved what next?

It doesn’t end in believing and confessing Jesus as LORD, you need to begin to live in the newness of life. You have been redeemed and saved now, old things have passed away and everything has become new. New you, new life and a new identity.  Now start walking in the newness of life in Christ Jesus. 

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO WALK IN THE NEW LIFE IN CHRIST?

It is walking in this new life that makes all the difference.  A holy and sanctified life, living the remaining of your days serving GOD in truth and in Spirit is what it means to walk in the new life. This is the second phase of what the new life is, you were rescued from the kingdom and power of darkness that rules this world into GOD’s kingdom through Christ Jesus.

You are in GOD’s kingdom now and you live in it now, so walk in the newness of life. This walk in the newness of life is what sustains the blessings and riches GOD gives after you have been reborn.  That is the more reason why you should read the 8 reasons GOD wants you to be holy they never told you

 

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There is a life of salvation and you have been called to live it out until Christ returns to judge the whole world. So therefore this new life in Christ is best likened to marriage, the principles, process of marriage best describe the walk of the life in Christ Jesus. The walk of salvation which is the life in Christ Jesus is just like marriage, so I can say that salvation simply means being married to Christ.

You have been married to Christ

Looking at how marriage works will help you understand how salvation and the new life in Christ looks like. Remember that GOD’s will for you is for you to Excel in all things, and excelling in your new life in Christ guarantees your excellence all round. The Bible says you should seek the kingdom of GOD first and it’s righteousness and every other thing shall added unto you Matthew 6:33

 

 
View salvation and marriage side by side

During the marriage ceremony an oath or vow of union is taken by the couple, I believe you have attended a marriage ceremony before, a white wedding to be precise? if not, don’t worry, after reading this article you will understand the fundamentals of marriage along side the principles of the new life, you Just read on.

If you understand how the institution of marriage works you will better picture how this new life works. If you are already married, better for you it makes it a lot easier.

That marriage vow made by the man and woman on the alter during their wedding, is a promise to one another to remain and be faithful to each other for better or for worse till death separates them. This marriage vow which must not be broken, but kept by the couple with a life of commitment to each other as long as they live is how your confession and commitment to Christ should be. The Bible say in Romans 10:10 for with the heart one believes unto righteousness and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

As the marriage vow is declared publicly before every witness, in like manner is your confession made unto salvation. Nobody might be there with you but GOD is, Jesus is and all the hosts of heaven are there present.

 

GOD paid your dairy

GOD has fully paid the price for your freedom; permit me to liken it with the bride price paid during marriage ceremonies, remember we are viewing marriage and salvation side by side.

You have been bought over by GOD from the evil powers that rule this world, from sin, hell and destruction and GOD didn’t buy you over with money but with His life and precious blood.

That’s expensive, it’s a high cost and that is because you are precious to Him, Can you see how much it cost Him?

 

In This Case Jesus Is the Man You Are the Woman

When a woman is married, she no longer belongs to her family; she changes her name and identity to that of her husband. She is to remain committed to Him in loyalty and love for better or for worse, in sickness and health, in wealth and poverty in fact at all time until death separate’s them.

This is the code of marriage; GOD has used this earthly institution of marriage to paint the perfect picture of the heavenly union of salvation. However marriage is only limited to the earth but salvation is forever, because Jesus will come to take you to heaven at the right time, when He shall return to Judge the world. Then we all who are saved will live forever with Him because of the new life we have received from Him.

This is something we are not to joke with and that is why He has laid it in my heart to share this with you. He wants you to know that just as the man and His wife have a part to play in the marriage, you have a role to play in your salvation. If the marriage must succeed, the man and the woman must play their part well. GOD has done His part in saving you and He has promised to be faithful to His children. So you have a role to play in sustaining your salvation which is your new life in Christ.

 

GOD WANTS YOU TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR NEW LIFE IN CHRIST

You Have a Price to pay to get the most of this new life

The truth is that you have a price to pay, the price is not just from the path of GOD alone and this is something GOD pointed out to me over the years. 8 reasons GOD wants you to be holy they never told you will explain to you the significance of your labour in this new life

There are some responsibilities on your own path to keeping your new life and that is the work part of it. That is the process of salvation; this is what will give birth to excellence in your live. Don’t forget, GOD wants you to be the best you can be and He wants you to maximize your new life here on earth. To the end of fulfilling your purpose and calling, I like you to know that GOD didn’t just save you He also has a plan for your life. That is why He is so interest and desires’ that you let the light He has given you shine.

In as much as you have received the new life you have a responsibility to walk in it, to grow in it and to guide it jealously until the return of our LORD Jesus. O yes, His is coming again to judge the world.

Paul’s explains in 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 on the issue of the price we must pay so that we can win the prize, which is the crown of glory.

It takes a price to win a prize, to be satisfied you ought to sacrifice, no pain no gain. A soldier has nothing to do with a civilian life and you are a soldier of Christ called into His army. So you ought to live like one

I have learnt to pay the price in the walk of the new life, I have learnt to carry my cross and follow Him. You must carry your cross and follow Him too. You must work out the salvation that has been given to you with fear and trembling Philippians 2:12.

How GOD wants you to walk it out is what I will show you in this next post; 7 principles of the new life in Christ that will make you fruitful. And that is what each and every one of us has been called into.

There Is a Race Set before you

Hebrews 12:1 made it clear that there is a race set before you, a race that you must run. GOD has bought you with a high price which is His blood covenant and has given you a new life through the sacrifices Jesus paid, so there is a race set before you.

Now that you have received this new life, read this post 7 principles of the new life in Christ that will make you fruitful to learn the things you need to do to fully maximize your new life in Christ, fulfill your days so that you will bring glory to GOD your father who loves you dearly.

I will see you at the top in Jesus name, and no force of darkness will have power over you because nothing has power over you anymore. You are blessed in Jesus name.

 

Also read: 7 principles of the new life in Christ that will make you fruitful

 

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