How to avoid hopelessness in three easy steps

How to avoid hopelessness (yes this is bad advice):

First stop asking for anything.  If I really want something I find reasons I should not have it.  This works great because then you cannot be disappointed when you do not get it.  Instead of disappointment I get “contentment.”  After all the Apostle Paul said I have learned to be content in every situation.  Yes I know that when you ask for something in Jesus’s name He says He will do it, but that is if you pray according to the Fathers will and as a man I cannot possibly know the Father’s will so I should not ask in the first place.  Oh how much easier life is when you stop asking for things and just get content.  Maybe your car is dead and you are going to lose your job because you cannot get to work thats OK because you should be content in your situation.  Maybe you don’t have health insurance, and your wife needs to see a doctor.  That’s ok just be content.  That is the most important thing.

Second stop trying.  This is where it gets a little harder.  Trying is a lot like asking but this is on you.  When you ask you are trying to get someone else to help you, but trying is all on you.  So stop it.  Just realize that the chances of success are slim and there are better people out there for the job.  See doesn’t that make it better already.  You have failed before so why would you want to face that disappointment again?  Just rest.  That’s right rest.  The Bible says to rest a lot so you should do that.  Now don’t be lazy just stop trying.  God will just give you the victory if He wants you to have it (but don’t ask for it).  Just rest and know that if you try you will more than likely fail so save your energy for something else that you can do.

Third and this is the key stop desiring.  Stop desiring something better.  If you can just lower your expectations a little you will be better off.  This one takes some time, but little by little if you stop desiring a better life, job, or financial situation it will be come easier.  After all that is just coveting.  I mean we have already seen you should be content and rest so you need to stop coveting a better life.  If God wanted you to have a better life then you would have it.  If things are hard He is probably just testing you again, and again, and again.  You just need to stop.  Oh how much peace you will have when you stop desiring.  I mean don’t get me wrong if God shows up and in a big booming voice tells you something then by all means stop and pray about it for a few decades but don’t rush into anything.  The last thing you want to do is ever make a mistake.

See if you just follow my three simple steps you will have mediocrity and that is a lot like victory.  I mean do you really want to go through the heartache of failure, or the trouble of bothering someone, or your situation not improving?  Of course not who would.  So take my advice and just chill.

 

Just a bad thought,

Mike   

How to avoid hopelessness (yes this is bad advice):

 

First stop asking for anything.  If I really want something I find reasons I should not have it.  This works great because then you cannot be disapointed when you do not get it.  Instead of disappointment I get “contentment.”  After all the Apostle Paul said I have learned to be content in every situation.  Yes I know that when you ask for something in Jesus’s name He says He will do it, but that is if you pray according to the Fathers will and as a man I cannot possibly know the Father’s will so I should not ask in the first place.  Oh how much easier life is when you stop asking for things and just get content.  Maybe your car is dead and you are going to lose your job because you cannot get to work thats OK because you should be content in your situation.  Maybe you don’t have health insurance, and your wife needs to see a doctor.  That’s ok just be content.  That is the most important thing.

 

Second stop trying.  This is where it gets a little harder.  Trying is a lot like asking but this is on you.  When you ask you are trying to get someone else to help you, but trying is all on you.  So stop it.  Just realize that the chances of success are slim and there are better people out there for the job.  See doesn’t that make it better already.  You have failed before so why would you want to face that disappointment again?  Just rest.  That’s right rest.  The Bible says to rest a lot so you should do that.  Now don’t be lazy just stop trying.  God will just give you the victory if He wants you to have it (but don’t ask for it).  Just rest and know that if you try you will more than likely fail so save your energy for something else that you can do.

 

Third and this is the key stop desiring.  Stop desiring something better.  If you can just lower your expectations a little you will be better off.  This one takes some time, but little by little if you stop desiring a better life, job, or financial situation it will be come easier.  After all that is just coveting.  I mean we have already seen you should be content and rest so you need to stop coveting a better life.  If God wanted you to have a better life then you would have it.  If things are hard He is probably just testing you again, and again, and again.  You just need to stop.  Oh how much peace you will have when you stop desiring.  I mean don’t get me wrong if God shows up and in a big booming voice tells you something then by all means stop and pray about it for a few decades but don’t rush into anything.  The last thing you want to do is ever make a mistake.

 

See if you just follow my three simple steps you will have mediocrity and that is a lot like victory.  I mean do you really want to go through the heartache of failure, or the trouble of bothering someone, or your situation not improving?  Of course not who would.  So take my advice and just chill.

 

Just a bad thought,

Mike   

 

 

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