Hey guys, I wanted to take a quick moment to say THANK YOU!
Yesterday, I was pretty honest on here and told you guys that I was feeling so many different emotions with the release of Let Hope In. I felt excited to finally share the message of hope, but also nervous and absolutely scared.
I had an outpouring of support yesterday. I walked into the office greeted by our whole staff who surprised me at the front door with a big cheer. We had lunch together and they prayed over me and the book. I had several great friends, mentors, and brothers in ministry reach out with a phone call or email with a word of encouragement. Some even gave up their evenings just to join the webcast to share the message of hope. And then all of your support. Those of you who reached out on social media, those who watched the live webcast, my friends and family who came to our launch event, and the amazing launch team. Your support really does mean the world to me and I am so thankful for each and every one of you.
I said this yesterday, and I want to say it again: I wrote this specific book for one reason: I BELIEVE WITH ALL OF MY HEART THAT HOPE CHANGES EVERYTHING. So, for today’s Hope Day, I wanted to share a small excerpt. It’s an excerpt that doesn’t have a pretty bow at the end. It’s an excerpt that asks a question, and that question really sets up a lot of what we cover in the book.
I think most of us are pretty hopeful about the future. We carry our dreams around believing that one day we’ll give birth to them. We generally believe that tomorrow is going to be better than today. We like to think that our careers will head in the right direction, our relationships will become even richer, and that the sense of purpose we’re chasing after will finally be fulfilled.
But there’s one thing often standing in the way of this desirable future we all hope and long for: our seemingly unforgettable past. The reality is that the best predictor of our future is, in fact, our past. What we have done in the past is probably what we will do in the future, unless there have been some big changes, some monumental transformation. And I want to start by asking important questions: Do you like who you’re becoming? Who you’re growing up to be? Really?
My prayer for anyone who reads this book, or if you know someone who needs it, is rooted in Ephesians 1:18 which says “I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you.”
So if you, or someone you know, really needs the message of hope right now, please leave a comment and we’ll send the book along with some other items out to a few people today We have a VERY limited supply so we’ll pick a few random people later today. I’d love to get this material into the hands of someone who is in need right now.
You can also go out to your local bookstore today or purchase a copy online for yourself and maybe for a friend you think could use a little hope right now.