Here is an excerpt from one of Rob Bell's article's that I found earlier today:
What is at the heart of what you do?
Hope. There is the perspective of the person who pretends that everything is finethe shiny, happy people perspective, "this it the day God has made," but doesnt seem to acknowledge how bloody and difficult the world is.
Then there is the deconstructionist voice of despair that says, I see how rough it is and how horrible and hard life isall they have is commiserating with you.
Then there is this third category of voices of people who acknowledge how things really are and still have hope. And those are always the people who inspire me so much.
This idea really made me think? What kind of person am I? What taste am I leaving in other people's mouths? Am I being an inspiration to those around me or am I bringing them down by my perspective and lack of showing the Hope I find in Jesus.
Jesus is my Lord and Savior and I He is my Hope. I desire to live as though I believe that 100%, 100% of the time.
Where is your hope? If you don't know the answer to this question, I pray that you would seek out the Lord and ask Him to be apart of your life. Invite Him to be ruler of your life and let Him capture your heart!!!