Do you know what you hope for?
We talked about life themes on Tuesday and I think what we hope for is linked to our life theme. If, as I said in the post two days ago, my life theme is relationships, than I hope for healthy relationships. Loving relationships. Life-giving relationships.
Obviously I’m talking about the capital “H”, capital “O”, capital “P”, capital “E” HOPE here — not the little wishful hoping that we toss around here and there throughout the day. Things like: I hope I get a parking space close to the store. I hope my package shows up today. I hope I have a good hair day.
But this idea of living inside what we hope for intrigues me. I love Barbara Kingsolver’s challenge to not admire hope from a distance … to not even settle for embracing hope, but to “live right in it.” Life would look different if we immersed ourselves in hope. I have to believe that discouragement and doubts and all the “I can’ts” we bombard ourselves with would dissipate if we figured out what we hoped for and then lived in that hope.
In Your Words: What do you hope for? How would life be different if you lived right in that hope?
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