Most of us live day to day, hoping for the best—or worse, not really hoping at all, just surviving. To improve our outlook on life and increase our happiness, we have to make a plan so we have somewhere to place our hope. A plan will also help to bring our Heavenly Father’s blessings into our lives.
When we are uncertain of the future or our current situation, fear overrules our optimism and we find ourselves unhappy and even depressed.
So how do we push away fear to make room for hope?
First, begin by acknowledging that God lives and sees all—that He is in charge and that He knows you. No matter what you are going through, Heavenly Father understands.
Next, set goals. A clear plan will increase your hope in the future. Use these steps to help you set goals you can accomplish:
As you move along, accomplishing your goals and becoming more self-reliant, here are a couple more tips to help you increase your hope along the way: