If we believe in God, then we should know that hope in him does not fail, but that any who has lost hope in him has lost everything. We shouldn’t ever live in hopelessness. We are of God, and since God is our portion, we have hope that all things will work together for our good, no matter how dark the paths may appear. It doesn’t mean that we will not feel overwhelmed at times, it doesn’t also mean that we will always have it all figured out. But it means that we have faith that God will surely come through for us. In fact, we have faith that God has already come through for us in Christ Jesus, and that we only have to believe and to open up to receive. This is our hope. It therefore means that we approach God with our burdens in the faith that he that has called us is able to relieve us.
So, when next the going seems tough; when next we are at our wits’ end; when next we are exhausted ; when next giving up seems to be the easiest option, let us allow God to rekindle our flame of hope. Let us let hope pull us through. Let us believe that he who has said it will bring it to pass. We have a God who cannot lie. Since he sent the sun to shine by day, and the moon, by night; since he sent forth man to dominate and multiply, he has never gone back on his word.
So, what is it that is deeply depressing you? What is it that is eating you up? Believe that God has already finished that situation, just ask to be shown how to go about it. He’ll show you how to pull through, because that’s what he does. He doesn’t ask us to hope in vain. If we dare to believe. If we only but try. Even if our faith is as small as a mustard seed, we can still utilise it in that same size to hope for the best in every situation.
So, the very next time you’re tempted to throw in the towel, don’t do it. Remember that someone has got you, and only needs you to dare to believe in him. This someone is God. If he made the heavens and the earth. If he created all that is seen and unseen, then, our hope in him is sure to be rewarded. Tough times may come, but people who chose to believe in God through it will persist, and will come out better and stronger.
So, let us always dare to hope in him that never fails.
God bless us all
I have heard some guys declare that they won’t ever pursue any serious (marital) relationship until they can easily afford certain amounts of money. Recently, a female friend expressed how annoyed she gets whenever she hears about (good) guys who delay pursuing a relationship with the girls of their ‘dreams’ because they feel they do not have the money to do so. I understand the source of my friend’s annoyance, but I’m not exactly annoyed by such. I’m rather more or less disappointed. My disappointment brews from the fact that such a guy has limited both his ability and the ability of his woman. I believe in the strength of a woman to support her man to success. I equally believe in the strength of a man to pursue his dreams. I have also seen women support their men unto greatness, and men attain success by consistently pursuing their dreams. I also know that money is something that we can never have enough of, such that what you think is a lot today can really be minute tomorrow. With these in view, I think it is unfairness to oneself to accept limitations because of money.
Money is very important. Currently, there’s little that can be bought on earth without money, and sometimes, having a lot of it enables one to achieve much. So, I can understand what it feels like for a guy when he has little, yet is interested in pursuing a serious relationship. I however know that more important than money in such a relationship is the matter of consent and agreement. Have you asked the girl out? Did she refuse because you do not have money? I really doubt that a (reasonable) girl that likes a guy will refuse to start a relationship with him because he doesn’t have money. In fact, I know a lot of cases where the girl takes it upon herself to assist her man in birthing wealth. She may delay getting married until you guys are able to afford some basic things, but she’ll hardly ever refuse starting a relationship with a man she likes because of that. So, before you as a guy starts deciding things like this, just ask first. She may even not like you that much. Is this not even more important (and painful) than not having money? So, imagine you’ve spent two years making money to impress a girl to start a relationship and then she lets you know that she isn’t interested. How useful/less would that make you feel? Before you announce to yourself that girls of these days like money, let me help to ask you, “do you want ‘girls of these days’ or do you want your own woman?”
Before you start limiting yourself to the strength of money, may you realise that it may not even be the money you think you have or do not have that your woman seeks. Are you responsible? That may be more important to her. Do you have integrity? She may prefer that to a million bucks. Do you have a good relationship with God? That may be the most important thing to her. So, be sure you know that having money isn’t having everything. Moreover, if you can chase a thousand (dollars) alone, with her, you’ll be able to chase ten thousand.
By the way, what if she has more money? What follows? You detest her for having what you are yet to have? Please don’t be like this. Please don’t let money determine such things for you. Be beyond limitations. Be great. Be courageous. Take a step of faith, and with God, all things will work together for good.
God bless you.
N.B: ‘guys’ and ‘girls’ have been used in the same sense as ‘ladies’ and ‘gentle men’.
Today has been great, and I’ve been very glad.
I woke up happy and stayed excited.
I’ve been blessed with good words, good prayers and good deeds, and for this, I’m grateful.
I’m glad for whom I am becoming, and I’m glad that I’m able to live in every moment. I’m thankful that I’m better on all grounds, and still hopeful for the best.
Today is a good day.
I have been blessed, surely.
And for these, I’m grateful.
Thanks to everyone that joined to celebrate me today. God has blessed you abundantly.
+1 and forging ahead!!!
Once, while chatting with a friend, we shared a joke where he asked me to marry him and I asked if he would give me 25 million Naira in return, then he replied saying no because at the moment he only had prospects- and could give me that and more in the ‘future’. After laughing together, I told him I was going to blog about it. So, this in part fulfils my promise and in another part, leads me to talking about my understanding of prospects.
I think we all have good or bad prospects. I also think young (unmarried) men are usually anxious about how they are perceived by females in terms of their prospects, especially when they feel that the females are beautiful.
I often barge into Facebook posts where young men ‘shade'(and accuse) young women for not accepting them because they do not have money/material possession . I do not think this is the reason for sane/sensible ladies. I think women and men alike do not accept the people that they do not like. If a lady likes a man, she’ll follow him. It’s that simple. If a lady is following you as a man because of your money, dear young man, be very wary or you’ll be doomed in a matter of time. You don’t have to ‘promise’ her heaven on earth, she knows she’ll get it with or without you in most cases. Just state your intent and let her accept or reject it. If she accepts, Fine. If she doesn’t, Fine. There’s one woman somewhere praying to God for a man like you, so just pray to meet her. Focus your energy on being the greatest you that can be, and not on pleasing a girl that doesn’t like you or that doesn’t understand your worth. Her rejection doesn’t make you a bad person, nor does it make her a bad person. It just makes two of you unsuitable for each other. So the next time you have to convince someone about being “prospective”, please, just move on instead to more productive activities.
However, if you feel that you deserve a girl because you think she is beautiful, better be sure that you have entrapped yourself to something very meagre. Beauty is very vain. Matter of fact, you’ll soon stop noticing- you’ll be so used to it that you’ll start expecting more. And more so, she’ll feel very entitled to your resources just ‘cos of her beauty. Is that what you want?
Dear brother, we all have prospects. Just chose the prospects that match yours and work with that. Life is supposed to be this simple.