Disappointment is real, isn’t it?
Life isn’t always a bed of roses.
Heck, roses have thorns, but they sure smell wonderful, so it is a mixed bag at best.
Life, that is.
Here’s the bottom line: since we are guaranteed to be faced with multiple disappointments on a daily basis, how should we react?
Have a plan. They are going to happen.
So – have a plan. That’s half the battle.
Is it ok to be disappointed?
It’s a real emotion.
But don’t dwell on it.
But that’s fun. It’s fun to feel sorry for myself.
I hear you, but don’t do it.
Feel disappointment, but then let it go.
Give it to God.
Talk to Him.
Return to that daily constant conversation and tell Him your trouble.
Ask Him to take it and purpose your thoughts to return to the next task at hand.
When the disappointment sneaks back into your brain, throw it out and think about something great.
Go back to that list of details/blessings you created.
Remind yourself of how great your life really is.
The danger with disappointment is dwelling on it.
When your mind is consumed with it, your emotions fall to the pit and you become a mess.
Everything else in life is suddenly colored in a negative light.
Your entire life is now in the toilet.
Once you fall into the pit of despair, it’s hard to climb out.
It’s the difference of hours vs. moments.
Hours of crying and feeling awful vs. a mere moment of disappointment and moving on.
It’s ok to be disappointed.
It will happen. So, have a plan.
Purpose to change your thoughts to God.
Talk to Him about it and ask Him to help you.
He has your back, so take your peace.
Whether it’s a broken dish, a child’s bad attitude, or a failed marriage, God has it covered.
He holds your future, so live in peace.
The price of despair isn’t worth the moments of self pity.
Trust me. I know.