Faith is a firm belief that God can do/change all things no matter how bad/big/small it seems. Yes, God can do/change all things, whatever he leaves undone/unchanged is just what he doesn't want to do/change.
Faith is simply, having a positive attitude or belief over what you've not yet seen. It is equally, having a mindset of not being worried about what you can't do or change. Listen up, no matter who you are presently and where you are also. God still have a lot of goodies in stock for you. But, what it takes to realize it is nothing but living faith. And right beside it is where you should stay. Because, everything answers to living faith.
Few men are willing to brave the disapproval of their fellows, the censure of their colleagues, the wrath of their society. Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence. Yet it is the one essential, vital quality for those who seek to change a world which yields most painfully to change.
For if that last day does not occasion an entire extinction, but a change of abode only, what can be more desirable And if it, on the other hand, destroys and absolutely puts an end to us, what can be preferable to having a deep sleep fall on us in the midst of the fatigues of life and, being thus overtaken, to sleep to eternity
God has never changed and he can't change. Oh! yes, God is ever constant. Yet, he changes all things unquestionably/unchallengeably. And so, he will do whatever he has predestined/promised you. Listen up, you shouldn't ask/know how/when he will do it. Because you don't need to ask/know when/how he will do it. The fact is this, he (God) can and he will certainly do all that he has promised/planned to do for you. Come on, just take a look at where you've been and where you are presently. For, you will surely realize that he (God) is already at work in you.
God is often more concerned with your availability than your ability i.e. God is more interested in you to become available for him to use you as he longs. Yes! because he (God) can and will effortlessly empower or strenghten you even when you are extremely weak. Therefore, you've got to make yourself available for him. For, he truly longs to use you for every good work. He also desires to use you to change lives positively. He equally longs to use you to add value to lives. He as well longs to use you to make positive impact in your generation or world. Above all, he (God) longs to use you. So, that you will eventually leave for yourself and posterity ahead landmarks and footprints that will surely outlive you. Now, that you are inspired and informed. Wouldn't you rather make yourself available for him (God) to use you as he wills or longs? I hope you will do just that. Because, you will surely be glad that you did someday.
High culture is nothing but a child of that European perversion called history, the obsession we have with going forward, with considering the sequence of generations a relay race in which everyone surpasses his predecessor, only to be surpassed by his successor. Without this relay race called history there would be no European art and what characterizes it: a longing for originality, a longing for change. Robespierre, Napoleon, Beethoven, Stalin, Picasso, they're all runners in the relay race, they all belong to the same stadium.
High self-esteem is a prerequisite to self-confidence and self-confidence is what it takes to influence or change other people's opinions, mindsets, lifestyles and emotions positively. Yes, that is that. Thus, be/remain self-confident.
Hope is ever required of you just like love/faith/courage. I mean, a hope for a good day/good time never a bad day/bad time. A hope for an enviable success/future never a miserable success/future. A hope for a positive change never a negative change. A hope for an appointment never a disappointment and stuffs like that. Now all that implies, you've got to hope high/well all-round/all times.
However mean your life is, meet it and live it do not shun it and call it hard names. Cultivate poverty like a garden herb, like sage. Do not trouble yourself much to get new things, whether clothes or friends. Things do not change, we change. Sell your clothes and keep your thoughts.