So many people these days are depressed and discouraged because they only focus on their present circumstances. They are constantly dwelling on their past and their problems. You know what they don’t have, and what’s wrong with them. They don’t realize it, but they are allowing the enemy to steal their hope and their joy. This negative frame of mind is what keeps people from moving forward in life and enjoying the victory they have in Jesus.
We need to understand that faith is the confidence and assurance of the things we hope for according to the promises of God. Like the flight of an arrow, your faith points forward to the target of hope and joy. If you don’t have hope and joy in your life, that arrow of faith will just flutter and drop to the ground. It won’t be able to accomplish anything. But, when you keep your hopes up, when you get excited and keep expecting and believing, it’s almost as if that target gets larger and larger and becomes easier to hit!
Choose to live your life with an attitude of expectancy and excitement. Get your hopes up! You need to start by getting rid of any negative thoughts you may have don’t let them steal your joy. As you focus on God’s goodness and faithfulness, you will feel that hope rising up inside you. You’ll give your faith a larger target, and you will move confidently into the blessings and victory the Lord has in store for you! Remember it’s called a fight for a reason. However, we fight from victory not for victory. Keep fighting!