"On Christ the solid rock I stand. All other ground is sinking sand."
From the classic hymn "My Hope is Built On Nothing Less" by Edward Mote (1797-1894)
And I realize I can't get there if I'm distracted by the things of this world (including too much focus on natural hair). I can't be disillusioned, depressed or downtrodden. I can't be a complainer or a procrastinator. I can't be so easily annoyed by people. And the most important thing I can't do is try to do it all on my own. I need God.
All of You and none of me, Father!
I can't just be a God-stalker. I've got to have a regular, consistent prayer life to enrich my relationship with Him (in fact, to have a relationship with Him at all). I've got to die to myself daily. I've got to stand every day and in every way. I just thank God for His grace and mercy renewed daily... because I need it. I need God.
Any other "hope" I can think of -- to have children, to retire young, etc. -- is just icing on the cake. Sweet life fluff. The number one thing I hope for is to be with The Lord.