Embracing A Hopeful Mentality ~ It's Worth The Effort

Helen Thomas By Helen Thomas, 5th Dec 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/30ubzqww/
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It is crucial to trust the Creator of the universe and ~ to realize as well as acknowledge ~ that He really does have wonderful plans for our lives. Taking it a step further we must be willing to cooperate with His plans.

Definitions


Hopeful Mentality speaks to the idea that there are better days ahead.

The word 'Hopeful' comes from the root word 'Hope'

Hope is more than just wishful thinking

The word 'Hope' as defined in Dictionary.com
noun

1. the feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best

2. a particular instance of this feeling: the hope of winning.

3. grounds for this feeling in particular : There is little or no hope of his recovery.

4. a person or thing in which expectations are centered: The medicine was her last hope.

5. something that is hoped for: Her forgiveness is my constant hope.

The word 'Mentality' from Dictionary.com
noun

mental capacity or endowment

the set of one's mind

view

outlook

Learning Which Path To Take

Never forget ~ the things you learn ~ as you listen to His voice
Store His Word in your heart. If you do this, you will live many years and your life will be satisfying.

Don't allow kindness to leave you. Keep that deep down in your heart. The promise is ~ you will find favor with both God and people ~ and you will earn a good reputation.

So trust God and ~ don't depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do ~ and He will show you ~ which path to take.

This principle can be found in Our Creator's Wonderful Book of Teaching on Life and Love in Proverbs Chapter 3.

Lessons To Be Learned In Life

The greatest threat to our freedom may be freedom itself. We have many great options in our personal lives that are never properly exercised:

What Foods To Eat and What Foods To Avoid

Who To Listen To and Who To Ignore

What Entertainment To View ~ and ~ What Entertainment To Ignore

When To See A Doctor or Whether To Go At All

Who To Vote For or Whether To Vote At All

What Thoughts To Dwell On And What Thoughts To Cast Down

When To Take Food Supplements

Be Patient The Best Is Yet To Come


When you find that you have made really poor choices over several years, don't give up. Run for dear life straight to the arms of your Creator, God. Why would you run away now? It doesn't matter how terrible the things were that you did ~ He will forgive you if you ask Him to forgive you.

In Our Creator's Wonderful Book of Teaching on Life and Love ~ In 1 John 4, we're told that God is Love.

Because of His Great Love, He told the thief who died on the cross beside Him ~ "Today ~ you will be with Me in Paradise." This lesson can be found in the Gospel of Luke Chapter 23 In Our Creator's Wonderful Book of Teaching on Life and Love.


Then one of the criminals who were hanged blasphemed Him, saying, “If You are the Christ, save Yourself and us.”

But the other, answering, rebuked him, saying, “Do you not even fear God, seeing you are under the same condemnation?

And we indeed justly, for we receive the due reward of our deeds; ”

Then he said to Jesus, “Lord, remember me when You come into Your kingdom.” And Jesus said to him, “Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise.”


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author avatar brendamarie
5th Dec 2015 (#)

Helen, very inspirational article.

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author avatar Helen Thomas
5th Dec 2015 (#)

Thanks ~ Brenda Marie.

Blessings to you.

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author avatar Helen Thomas
5th Dec 2015 (#)

Thanks ~ Mark ~ for your moderation.

Blessings to you.

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author avatar Carol Roach
6th Dec 2015 (#)

your articles are always so inspirational

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author avatar Helen Thomas
7th Dec 2015 (#)

Thanks ~ Carol. I write from the heart. My inspiration is from Almighty God and empowered by Holy Spirit. I believe that this is part of my designed purpose ~ having accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior ~ and realizing I'm nothing without Him.

Richest Blessings to you.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
6th Dec 2015 (#)

We should not lose hope at all and we see the result of doing so in the news headlines.

Freedom comes with responsibilities too; I should not swing my arms around in a crowded place in the name of freedom!

Thanks Helen for this uplifting post - siva

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author avatar Helen Thomas
7th Dec 2015 (#)

Thanks ~ Siva ~ for your gracious comments. I believe our greatest hope comes when we allow the peace of God Almighty to rule in our hearts. Not religion.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
7th Dec 2015 (#)

Interesting post!

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author avatar Helen Thomas
7th Dec 2015 (#)

Thanks ~ Fern. I appreciate your comment.

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
7th Dec 2015 (#)

Without Hope we would be utterly... hopeless ...What an awful thought that would be dear Helen ...
But, I am so glad that we have a Hope that snatched the keys of Death and Hell , and made the way into the arms of our Heavenly Father for all, who , by faith , believe .
What a wonderful Hope that is my friend
God richly bless you with every spiritual blessing ...now and always
Love Stella ><

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author avatar Helen Thomas
7th Dec 2015 (#)

Thanks ~ Stella. It thrills my heart to read your comments. Scripture tells us that as believers ~ we can do all things through Christ Who strengthens us.

So we have hope for a joyful life on earth and the assurance of eternal life.

Blessings always ~ Dear Stella.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
8th Dec 2015 (#)

Helen, thank you so much for sharing such wonderful words. I loved all the pictures but the waterfall is truly my favorite. Your article is very motivational and in 2015 I think we can all use beautiful words such as yours. Blessings to you today and always!

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author avatar Helen Thomas
9th Dec 2015 (#)

Thanks ~ Nancy. Your kind comments are deeply appreciated.

Blessings to you.

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author avatar spirited
9th Dec 2015 (#)

"So trust God and ~ don't depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do ~ and He will show you ~ which path to take."

I like these lines Helen.

We can seek understanding, but even if we find it, we shouldn't totally depend on it, but stay open to receive even more guidance from God.

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author avatar Helen Thomas
9th Dec 2015 (#)

Thanks ~ Spirited for your comments. They are greatly appreciated.

Seek His will in all you do ~ and He will show you ~ which path to take. That segment ~ I believe ~ is letting us know that ~ when we 'seek His will' the understanding ~ as to which path to take ~ will come to us.

Blessings to you.

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