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At some point in our lives we will all have to deal with disappointment. Disappointment is defined as: sadness or displeasure caused by the nonfulfillment of one’s hopes or expectations; unhappiness from the failure of something hoped for or expected to happen.
At times, if we are not careful when we experience disappointment, we will be tempted to lower our expectations. People might even tell you that you need to lower your expectations, or that you expect too much. This is not a solution: it’s just an avoidance technique. There are better ways of dealing with it.
In a day and age when we expect things to happen fast, we are seeing more and more people dealing with disappointment. Sometimes people do set unrealistic goals that cannot be met. Then there is disappointment that comes from unspoken expectations. We expect someone to do something that we have never spoken about.
There are times when we set ourselves up for disappointment. No matter how it comes, we need to manage this emotion of disappointment. We can do this by having a backup plan if whatever we desire to happen does not happen. We can also realize that failure is not permanent, and that not everything will work out in our timing. We need to learn from our failures and grow from them. So, don’t allow setbacks to keep you from your dreams and desires.
We can overcome disappointment with faith — believing God’s word is true, and that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to His purpose.
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Published on Monday, May 6, 2019 @ 7:05 AM CDT
People know so little about the Bible, that they live by what they think it says or what they think it should say, instead of learning what it actually says. Because of that, we spend so much time trying to get comfortable that we have no time to be obedient to God’s word or His ways.
Doers of the word:
God didn’t send Jesus so we could be saved, born-again, saved from eternal death, to make us comfortable. So many believe the word of God is optional. It causes people to say things like, I’m just not comfortable doing what the Bible says. I’m not comfortable lifting my hands during worship (Ps. 134:2) and prayer (1 Tim. 2:8). I’m not comfortable serving in a church (1 Cor. 12:28). I’m not comfortable talking to people (2 Cor. 5:18). God has called all to worship, all to help, all to tell people about Jesus. He never followed any of these with, if you are comfortable doing them. He just gives us His word and tells us to be doers of it (James 1:22-25).
We are called by God to His family to do His will, not to be comfortable. In fact, change in our lives will make us uncomfortable, at least for a season, then it will become normal to us. If we want to grow, to change, we will have to leave the false teaching or thought that serving God is about our comfort. It is about doing the word of God.
You choose which path you will journey.
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Published on Monday, April 29, 2019 @ 7:50 AM CDT
In order to achieve anything in this life, we must be determined. Being determined is: having made a firm decision and being resolved not to change it; having made up your mind that you are going to do something and that you will not allow anyone or anything to stop you; not being weak or uncertain.
The only way to see your dreams and desires come to pass is to be determined. It’s making up your mind about something and sticking to it. When you are determined, it increases your chances of being successful. If you stay focused and keep a good attitude, you will eventually see your hopes and dreams come to pass.
Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not: unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent (Calvin Coolidge).
Whatever you do, do with determination. You have one life to live; do your work with passion, and give your best. Whether you want to be a chef, doctor, actor, or a mother, be passionate to get the best results. It’s the determined people who succeed and get ahead in this life.
Let’s all be more decisive with our lives, and watch what God can do.
Just a thought,
Published on Monday, April 22, 2019 @ 7:54 AM CDT
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