Hopeful Me! Label: HopefulMe Category: Article - 5th October, 2018
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I feel life is empty without expectations. We entered this world with nothing and every other thing we hope to get, we expect them to come. We expect to have a lovely family, good health, a successful career and every other good thing life has to offer. But I hear people say disappointments and heartbreaks come when we expect something from people or from life generally. Therefore is less painful and more gainful to live life without expectations. Ironically, this is the reality of life; If you choose not to love, you'll still face heartbreak. If you choose not to trust, you'll still meet with disappointments. And even if you choose not to fight, you'll still at some point be defeated. So, why not decide to fight, trust, hope, love and live life to the fullest. "I prefer the pain of heartbreak, disappointments and defeat to the regret of not loving, trusting and fighting for my own life." Some of us have literally quit living because we stopped being expectant. We stopped believing in our dreams, we stopped seeing good things come our way, we stopped trusting God for a brighter future. We stopped expecting good from life and left our hope in despair! But I encourage you to stop holding back from life. You checked in the day you were born, you'll also check out the day you'll die, so feel free to explore this one life. Another thing to note is that being expectant is one of the keys to a hopeful life. When there is life, there is hope and hope is a product of our expectations. I define HOPE as Holding On a Powerful Evidence. So when you expect something out of life, you hold on a powerful evidence in your heart believing that it will come to you. And this hope cannot be deferred. This hope can alter the flow of the universe, all for your sake. Even a pregnant woman before she puts to bed is called an "expectant mother". Because despite the odds, regardless of the risk, difficultly and pain associated with child-birth; she believes and expects safe delivery at the end. The next thing is that, some people expect from life but on the negative. Do not hope for the best and still expect the worst. Hope for the best and expect the best. Always expect good things to come to you because they will. Expectancy comes with excitement. When you are hoping to get something or to meet someone after a very long time, it comes with a special kind of feeling of joy. By the same token when this expectation does not fall through; disappointment follows suite. Yeah, I know it's very painful but its part of this journey called life. "No pain, No gain!". I have this friend, at the point where I needed her assistance the most, she kept turning it off. She disappointed me countless times. She kept saying "I will call you later today", "We will see tomorrow" etc and she never kept to her words. I got very angry and resentful because I was always there for her when she needed me. I decided to stop expecting anything from her in order not to hurt myself the more. And this gradually affected other areas of my life. I started finding it difficult believing that such things won't happen to me again. When I expect something from someone and I sense it's going to end up in disappointment, I get very aggressive and angry with myself, with the person and with everyone around me. The past disappointments now produced resentment in me. Not until I decided to forgive, let go and move on. Life is an adventure we all have to face. At this stage of my life, am no longer hurt with such things much, I have been unstuck. If it does not work out, fine. If it does, Great! I'll still expect good things and good people to come my way because my Bible tells me that, I deserve good things in life😊 And with these hopeful points of mine 😀😀😀 I hope I have been able to convince you that you have to keep expecting good things in life because you deserve them. So, forgive those who have disappointed and hurt you in the past. Open up your heart for good things to flow in. I will end with this popular Bible verse. "For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off." - Proverbs 23 Vs 18. This is God's word for you, be expectant! By Johnson Crystal #HopefulMeNetwork
Johnson Crystal Kalu
Motivational Speaker & Software Developer
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