Enlarge Your Hopes!

There comes a point in life when our doubt level increases and our faith level decreases. When you ask a child what they want to be when they grow up, you’ll hear answers such as: a fireman, a doctor, a lawyer or a teacher. Some will even go as far as to say president of the United States. Oh, what it would be to have those ‘child-like’ hopes again.

But unfortunately, we lose that level of expectation that we once had. At some point in time, someone comes across our path and kills our hopes, dreams and expectations.

But I want to encourage you to hope again. Develop that same level of faith that you once had as a child. Don’t let doubt sink in. No, increase your level of belief.

Hope in the Sky
The scripture says, “every man has been given a measure of faith.” If you knew the true power and potential you had at hand, you would be drawing up big plans. You’d be hoping and expecting big.

Hebrews 11:1 says, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen.” How can you have faith if you have no hope. Faith aids in making our hopes come to pass and hope gives us something to have believe in.

I heard someone say that faith in the unseen world is equivalent to money in the seen world. Imagine that someone just handed you a handful of cash and gave you the okay to go on a huge shopping spree. Imagine what you would get. Those things that you’ve always wanted, you now have the ability to purchase.

Well the same thing works in the unseen realm. You’ve been given a measure of faith, now all you have to do is hope big!

Enlarge your hopes and expectations. Don’t be afraid to up the ante. Just because you can’t see it happening doesn’t mean it can’t happen. As long as you have hope, you have something to look forward to. Hope gives you something to wake up to because you’re living in expectation that something good is going to happen.

With hope, you know that you’re getting closer to the end result. Remember, without a vision the people perish. Continue to hope and before you know it, you’ll find yourself rising to a higher dimension as you charge forth on your journey of life!

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  • At 2011.07.28 15:36, Tyler J.Logan said:

    I really like this message! Enlarging your hopes! Faith has to do with focus, what a person focuses on with hope, they will get! We cannot allow ourselves to get caught up with the look at seen, we must focus on the unseen! Faith is what causes God to move, and see great miracles and manifestion happen!

    • At 2011.07.28 21:13, Jarrod Clark said:

      Thanks for stopping by Tyler. I agree. We have to walk by faith and not by sight. Without faith, it’s impossible to please God!

    • At 2011.08.11 01:15, Comet Elenin said:

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