I have to admit that this weekend, I was seriously excited by the BRILLIANT news that Richard Blackwood is to join Eastenders in February!

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I’ve always liked Mr Blackwood ever since the days of MTV Select and have to say I even admire his work ethic and determination. Why? Because despite the setbacks he may have faced in the past, one thing you can never accuse him of is giving up on his dream.

Pursuing any type of dream is never easy and yes there will come the times where we feel it’s probably easier to give up, as the dream seems like too much work to make it a reality. But one thing that I and anyone else for that matter, can be reassured by is the fact that however hard things may seem there is always hope.

I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.] – John 16:33 AMP

If we place our confidence in the ability of God as opposed to our own ability, then the despite the setbacks we may face along the way or even the persecution that some will come up against, we have this unfailing hope and confidence that He is fighting our corner.

We mustn’t forget that He has made it clear that we will face things. It’s a fact but he has also backed us with His strength to overcome as He has already overcome the worst for the ones who will believe His Word and trust Him.

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So my encouragement is simply this: even if its taking too long or the route looks nothing like you imagined it would, take heart and know that God has you and your dreams in the palm of his hand. He has overcome any obstacle and any hurdle that you may face along the way. It’s your job to simply carry on and never quit!