If you don’t know who you’ve been, or who you are today, it’s impossible to know who you could be in the future. As a Lifeblood Facilitator, I love the community that happens in our groups where participants feel safe to explore who they’ve been in the past and who they’ve become. I find hope in the stories of people looking forward to who they can be.
Transformation grows out of hope. I love it when someone in a Lifeblood group describes who they were in the past only to hear another participant say, “I just can’t imagine you that way”. That kind of transformation never gets old.
For someone to see the possibility of a different identity they first need hope. I’ve had the privilege of seeing hundreds of lives change to the point where they are unrecognizable. I love the idea that on any day I’ll run across someone who was once hopeless, who now sees the possibilities of an amazing future.
Hope doesn’t discriminate or judge based on past decisions or associations. It’s available for any who seek it. Hope asks for patients and perseverance and grows best in the community of others who will feed it.
Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Romans 12:12
Action: Who is in your life that encourages your perseverance and hope? God is your biggest cheerleader. Who else can you add to your team of encouragers?