by Joel Osteen
ďFaith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot seeĒ (Hebrews 11:1, NLT)
So many people today get down and discouraged because they only focus on their present circumstances. Theyíre constantly dwelling on their problems, what they donít have, and whatís wrong with them. They donít realize it, but theyíre allowing the enemy to steal their hope. This negative frame of mind is what keeps people from moving forward in life.
Understand today that faith is confidence and assurance about the things we hope for according to the promises of God. Like an arrow, your faith points to the target of hope. If you donít have hope, that arrow of faith has nothing to aim for. It wonít accomplish anything. But when you keep your hopes up, when you keep expecting and believing, itís like making that target larger and larger and easier to hit!
Choose today to live with an attitude of expectancy. Donít focus on your circumstances; focus on your God! Get your hopes up! Take captive every negative thought. As you focus on Godís goodness and faithfulness, youíll feel that hope inside of you growing. Give your faith a target and move forward confidently in the direction of your dreams!
Father in heaven, today I surrender every thought to You. I choose to release my cares and concerns so I can focus on Your goodness. Thank You for the gift of faith to see the impossible become possible as I continue to place my hope and confidence in You. In Jesusí name, Amen.
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