Happy Friday and thanks so much for stopping by for our Coffee Hour and for our Faith-filled Friday! For those of you who have been joining us for a while, God has led Jennifer in another direction so for now, I’ll be writing for our Faith-Filled Fridays!
Can you believe graduations are happening and summer is in full swing? Oops, sorry… There I go again, jumping ahead in life! Grab your coffee and let’s stay in this moment!
I am currently in the trenches with people who are willing to deal with their WWWs – aka, their wounds, weaknesses and worries by looking at the root(s) they are tied to. We have just finished with the Root of Despair, and oh, how I love watching so many ah-ha moments in this transforming journey with these fellow transformers! This root was actually a very powerful one for me, probably one that was the easiest to write for it’s the easiest to detect. See, what I mean is that despair is rooted in a lack of hope, and people who lose hope become incredibly desperate.
But there is something rather profound in this whole dilemma of despair, which translates to no hope. Could it be that who/what we put our hope in leaves us bankrupt? Leaves us empty of the will to fight? Threatens our stability? Steals our joy?
Here is a list of the top 5 things we tend to put our hope in. Make a mental checkmark if any of these things steal even a little of your hope:
- Our hurt, habit or hang-up
You can’t fill an internal need with an external person, place or thing! Oh, to be rooted to the Author of Hope because who we put our hope in we tend to love! Have a great weekend!