In this blog, I take a brief moment away from teen pregnancy prevention. I endeavor to reach those who feel like they are just merely existing. Those who feel like there will never be brighter days. In this piece, I share that as long as you have hope you have a fighting chance. With God all things are possible.
Restore Your Hope
You woke up this morning feeling lost, feeling like a failure. You messed up really bad yesterday. You feel there is no hope for you while everyone else seems to have it together. Their lives seem perfect. You are in your own little world where only you care about you. All your friends seem too busy to hear your complaints and concerns. You wonder the reason God even woke you up this morning. You feel like your four walls are caving in.
My friend, the key thing here is that God did wake you up. Today is a new day. I know that sounds cliché but it is truth. And because you are here today, you have a fresh start. You have another chance to get it right. You did not make it to this day too feel bad about yesterday. Get up, shake yesterday off because it’s gone, you cannot do anything to change it. But, you can change how you handle today. God has a great plan for your life. Refocus and renew your mind with His promises for you.
Listen to me my friend you can make it. You will make it if you do not give up. Set high goals and work deliberately towards them. Once you take the first step your outlook on life will begin to look better one moment at a time. When you begin feeling defeated and reaching your goals seem impossible don’t quit. Take time to celebrate the small steps that you accomplished. I believe in you. Although, I may not know you personally, I’ve been at the point of despair. I’ve felt alone and unloved. I’ve wished it would all end because I didn’t think it would get any better. I once believed in luck and that I only had bad luck.
But, look at me years later I’m still here. The walls didn’t cave in; others really do care about me. More importantly God made me, God cares about me. God loves me and God has an awesome plan for my life. My life hasn’t always been easy and I may face some difficult times ahead, but I have realized that even at my lowest point, I was still better off than I could have been. I remain hopeful that my tomorrows will always be better than my yesterdays. These truths apply to you as well. If God did it for me he will certainly do it for you. God woke you up this morning for a reason. Now, it’s up to you to live on purpose.
“For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)
How will you make today better than yesterday? What are your goals for tomorrow, next week, next month or next year? What are you doing to make your dreams come true?