And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. (1 Corinthians 13:13, NIV Bible)
Much has been written about faith and even more has been written about love. How often do you see anything about hope and how it relates to the other two? I found this on theseeds4life.com and wanted to share it, as it struck me how true it is.
Hope is a required element in building a successful and extraordinary life.
At some point, we will all have to work to keep the flame of hope lit in our life.
Sometimes that path toward success is not always clear, and sometimes the odds of success are so small, it’s difficult to even believe that success is still possible.
If the medical report comes back negative or you can’t find a job and the bills are starting to pile up. When you have been continually beat down by a toxic relationship or your friends and family have stopped believing in you. When you have let your emotions overwhelm you and suppress your power.
It’s time to make sure your lamp of hope is still lit.
Hope is that burning desire for success coupled with an expectation that given enough time it will be fulfilled. Have you stopped expecting success from yourself?
Faith breeds hope, hope breeds action, and with action we can bring the object of our hope to reality.
Remind yourself that success is not something that happens quickly, it’s a result of consistent action over a long period of time. Stay patient, stay hopeful, and keep believing in yourself!