One of the areas the Happiness Test measures is Hopefulness. An attitude of Hopefulness is expressed when you are positive and optimistic about some event or the future. When you want something to happen or have an expectation and desire for a particular thing to happen, you are hopeful.
Think about how many times during this pandemic you used the word hope. On several occasions, I have repeated that I hope this pandemic will be over soon. I’m sure you have completed a sentence that starts with, I hope I can. But when we respond with hope in this context, it generally means we are wishful, and there are some underlying doubts. The Bible defines hopefulness differently.
Hope is the confident expectation of what God has promised.
Having an attitude of humility in Hopefulness is being confident in knowing that you have an active role in God's good plans and that you are helpless on your own to carry God’s plan out. This type of attitude of Hopefulness keeps us seeking and coming to God because we recognize that he is in control of our lives.
President Barack Obama's title for his keynote address (before becoming president) at the 2004 Democratic Convention was The Audacity of Hope. This same title is also the title of one of his best-selling books. This title is a reminder that we should have the Audacity of Hope in God, which begins with an attitude of humility.
✨ We are limited, but we can have the Audacity of Hope
putting our trust in God, who is limitless.✨
Jeremiah 29:11; Hebrews 11:1; Romans 15:13; 1 Timothy 6:17; Psalm 43:5
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