When we learn to believe in people the way God believes in us, we can give them the gift of hope. However, if we can’t see people the way God sees us, then we will have a difficult time inspiring hope because we can’t inspire something we don’t know or haven’t experienced. We cannot see the way God does if we aren’t viewing things from His vantage point. Of course, to be in His vantage point requires us to be close to Him. The closer we are to God, the more He reveals what we need to change about ourselves in order to reach our potential. As we break away from the chains of our sin, we unlock the immense talent which God created in us and we begin to live our Divine destiny. As a recovering sin addict who has begun to live as God intended, I KNOW what hope looks like because I’ve experienced it. I know what it’s like to be the a fearful and dissatisfied Christian hypocrite, performing the rituals of Christianity while dabbling in as much sin as I can get away with. I know what it’s like to love the chains of sin more than loving God. Bound in my chains I had no hope for myself—much less anyone else. However, as a former prisoner, whom Almighty God has graciously commissioned to serve honorably–I now KNOW there is hope for ANYONE. When we break out of the chains of sin, we live KNOWING: “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” (Phil. 4:13) Because of how far God has taken us from the wretchedness of our own sinful chains, we know that ANYTHING is possible for OTHERS! We can give hope because we have received it; and thus, our life is the beautiful story of hope which may inspire others to find it. Hope is a gift from God and we become the bearer of this gift only when we have been the recipient of it. It is one of the most blessed gifts we will ever give to another!