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.
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.
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.
- Pray for divine strength and enablement
- Ask GOD to give you victory over your challenges
- Ask GOD to direct and guide you towards victory