Get a revelation, life is not fair, so expecting it to be fair will just cause you to expect something that is not going to happen in this life. If you are sitting on the couch waiting for life to bring you a dozen roses everyday, you are going to wear yourself out emotionally. We must learn to pick our battles and these mind games of hopelessness is just a diversion to wear you down. In America, we are bombarded by super people on television or by songs about someone we've lost or something we didn't get to accomplish so we feel like total failures, which is a myth because God is our Creator and Savior!! We need to balance our lives by having a clear understanding of what is entertainment and what is real. Please don't waste your energy trying to be or do something that doesn't even exist but rather focus on the purpose of God. Apostle Paul tells us that our flesh and spirit are in a constant battle. We must not waste time on things that doesn't matter but put our energy into the things that really matter, that will produce results in our life for the good of our future.
"Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life."(Proverbs 13:12 KJV)
Don't allow the system to replace the hope in you with a false idea or dream because God has a real dream in your heart that can grow into a tree of life. If you waste your time on the drama of the neighborhood then you will have no strength to give attention to the God given dream in your heart. If you are going to fight for something, make sure it will bring the "abundant life" into your life.
"The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly." (John 10:10 KJV)
Don't fight a war that was over 10 years ago, stay relevant to what matters today!!! Some things and people you have to just let go and walk away, God will bring them along when they are ready!!!
Scott L. Boatner