On the fifth day of November, 2008, history had its wheels in another direction as a result of a man's dreams. In the face of oppositions, accusations and doubts, the platform of greatness beckoned - the dream of a black man in the famous white house; the hope of the minority becoming a cynosure. It was unheard of but it soon became registered in the history books. Barrack Obama became the president of the United States of America. And on that fateful day, he uttered these words, "while we breath, we hope and while we live, we dream".
Show me a dead man and I will show you a man who's resigned to hopelessness. Some people have killed themselves even though they are still alive. A life without faith and hope is dead even while he walks the streets of the community. For to live is to hope; to survive is to keep faith. Reminds of a story I read in my bible, about 4 lepers in a famine-stricken city. They were already outcasts in the city and so were locked outside the gates of the city. After perhaps months of famine without food and hope of survival, they asked themselves a pertinent question, "Why are we sitting here until we die?"
Beloved, let me ask you the same question... Why have you decided to sit with hopelessness and dine with depression? Why have you allowed thoughts of suicide and failure strip you of your glorious destiny? Because you have failed countless times before doesn't mean you will continue failing. That you have been disappointed severally, doesn't mean you stand no chance of a "happy ever after" life.
I was telling you about the lepers; guess what? They made a moved forward! This time into the camp of their own enemies. There, they met the biggest surprise of their lives; their enemies had left their camps leaving all their possessions. The lepers suddenly became the millionaires of their time. Dearly beloved, "to live is to hope; to survive is to make faith your closest ally".