Disappointment comes in many sizes, shapes, & forms.
It can be a monster that invades our lives vying for our very souls.
We can find it invading our job, our relationships with friends & family, in society as a whole, & even more often, in ourselves.
Sometimes the disappointment is tiny, like missing the green light on our way to an appointment.
Sometimes it is much larger when we find our friends or family have let us down (again) or a job doesn’t seem to be working out the way we hoped.
And too often, when we look deep enough into our disappointment in order to discover what key factor, series of events, or people led to our disappointment, we discover that the only person we see is ourselves.
More commonly than not, we paint over this picture of ourselves & paste on the faces of the people we blame.
It’s much easier to blame someone else for our disappointment than to look at what ways we affected the situation.
The blame game gives us a guilt-free conscience & allows us the freedom we deeply desire to feel hurt & anger with anyone but ourselves.
Sometimes we even take the blame game a step further & we blame God for our problems & our disappointment.
But if we are really honest with ourselves & want to move past the disappointment the best thing we can do is let it go.
And believe me when I say I know how hard it is to actually do when the feelings are fresh.
Just yesterday I found myself deeply disappointed in something that is a major part of my brand & blog.
I was so tired of finding excuses while blaming others & uncontrollable circumstances.
I finally just admitted that it was my fault & I needed to work harder & smarter in order to make my goals a reality.
The weight I felt lifted off my shoulders when I stopped the disappointment monster in its tracks.
I could breathe, I could see more clearly, & I could see that I was not alone.
God sees our disappointment & feels our pain.
In those moments of deep dark disappointment, we are not alone.
He is just waiting for us to open the door (Revelation 3:20) so that He can bring us comfort, love, & reassurance.
You may not be able to see it now, but if you let go of your disappointment & “Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him, & He will act.” Psalm 37:5 ESV
God has an eternity of joy waiting for us, let’s not waste a single moment moping in disappointment, but rather act in faith.
For “the steps of a man are established by the Lord,
when He delights in his way; though he fall,
he shall not be cast headlong, for the Lord upholds his hand.” Psalm 37:24