I must believe God is on my side and is, right now, conspiring to bless me. If I do not believe this, all is lost. It's hard to be optimistic in these times. My daughter was lamenting to me the other day, all the young people committing suicide.
Not only the young, but all ages are taking their own lives. The only explanation is hopelessness. Without hope we have nothing. For in the lives of us all, comes trouble. Sometimes it's hard to see past it.
With faith and hope, also a bit of experience, I know, all things are subject to change. If you're not happy today, just wait. Tomorrow will be different. If tomorrow is worse, change your mind. It's in our mind we have power to bring about change.
The only real prison is fear. Fear is born out of a feeling of helplessness. Helplessness, in my opinion, is a mindset. If I believe I am helpless, I am. If I believe I am powerful, I am that as well. Today I believe I am powerful.
Even if the statistics of my life point to failure, I know, if I persevere, my "failures" will lead me to great success. I am not a quitter. Even in times I should have quit, it took extreme circumstances to deter me.
In the past, I felt as though that time was wasted. The truth is, nothing is wasted in God's economy. For He will use every experience, every lesson learned, every failure in your life, to bring you to where you were born to be.
The only exception to this, I believe, is in the utter surrender to your circumstances. Standing down. Counting yourself out of the game. It's never too late to change your life. Fantasizing the freedom to fail and keep on, keeping on.