When a kid is told disappointing news, he is not moved by it; a kid continues to hope. If parents tell a kid, they won’t be able to go to the zoo, a kid thinks something will change and he will be able to go. Kids never believe their request is a definite “No,” even when it is. Kids internalize that the situation will change and will work in their favor.
Adults, after living in a society of “No” responses, have the reverse thinking, not believing they will get a “Yes” to their desires. And, in some cases, adults sabotage the outcome of their requests in life, to psychologically prepare for disappointment. They assume somehow they are not suitable by society’s standards, so they don’t have to go through the roller coaster of hoping and being disappointed.
The reason kids are so hopeful is because they came from heaven, where there are no disappointments. When you have an equitable request in life, have the same outlook as kids—believe that God will grant your request. It might not come the way you want or when you want, but it (or a better outcome) will come. Instead of allowing yourself to believe the negative responses from society, you need to believe that God is working on your situation for you, to turn matters around in your favor.
When you listen to God, instead of haters in society, to understand God’s amazing grace towards you, you can believe for the impossible—such as establishing a prosperous business with no money, believing God to restrain a bully at work, believing for healing (not surgery and radiation), and believing for divine protection wherever you travel.
“Hope” trusts that God has a special gift for you, for whatever you need, even the impossible. When everyone thinks you are “down for the count,” your hope knows that God is turning things around in your favor!
Hope is the anticipation of receiving a gift that you know is coming. Allowing yourself the ability to visualize receiving a gift from God, makes hope real. In order to get through the ups and downs of life, you need hope, which comes from faith in having an amazing connection with your Creator. For more information, read “How to Hear God to Prosper.”