This is an experiment I’ve been working on this past year, and I’d love to let you in on it. It comes down three simple steps for how to live hope. I believe this just might be a great way for you to start out your new year! I’d love to hear your thoughts on this – please shoot me an email!
Three Simple Steps to a Hope-filled New Year
1. Catch a Vision for Something Big – What is something you can set your sights on accomplishing? Make plans, tell people about it, and come up with a way to measure your progress. (Bonus points for finding a way to use your unique gifts to do something to help others.) Is this the year you write a book? Train for a marathon? Repair a broken relationship?
2. Decide to be Fueled by Love – Give it away at every opportunity. but without any kind of hidden agenda. Make sure the other person feels love—validation, worth, acceptance, unconditionality. True love lays down its life for another. Don’t put yourself second, put yourself way, way down on the list.
3. Rediscover Faith…Give it Another Shot – It helps to think that there’s something going on that you can’t see, something that’s bigger than your understanding, a story bigger than just your own. Not only that, but faith says you play an extraordinary part in the grand story that’s being written. Rather than losing yourself, faith will ground you.
To me, FAITH+LOVE+VISION=HOPE
What do you think? Are you in?