Here are some ways to practice hope:
First, we must keep in mind that hope is active, it is some thing we do rather than some thing we have. If you find yourself in a situation that you would like to turn around. Well get out and start doing something about it. Put some action behind your hope.
Second, surround yourself, with positive uplifting people that are out to better than selves in the world. Proverb 27:17 says "As iron, sharpens iron, so one person sharpens the other.” To help us stay sharp and motivated, we need to surround ourselves with positive and uplifting people to keep us with a positive attitude toward our idea of hope.
Thirdly, make a list of possibilities. Plan short term goals to change what you can and take steps to move yourself closer to the outcomes you hope to achieve. Do this while continuing to trust that things will work out if you continually take steps forward towards your goals.
Stay tuned for the final thoughts on An Ideal of HOPE, Part 4
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