Disappointment steals joy and suffocates dreams. By learning how to overcome disappointment, it allows you to live your life without sacrificing yourself.
How much of your day are you faced with disappointment. Those daily failures, big and small. Dreams crushed. A love story broken.
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Unfortunately, disappointment never disappointments.
In fact, it wrecks everyday life. The sadness seeps into the crevices and halts any possibility of progress.
A day that you were living in color is now bleak; black and white only. Hope extinguished. Expectations of success crumbled.
It’s the sadness of you being upset from not getting what you thought you should get or what you hoped for.
Disappointment has a way of leading lives.
We tend to tie our happiness to outcomes and expectations. In which later, it’s equated to worthiness.
No matter how unfair it is to you, digging yourself out of the disappointment mound seems unsurmountable.
All those disappointments, both great and small.
- Minor disappointments (weather surprises, change to your favorite menu, etc.)
- Lingering disappointments (break-up, not getting the job you wanted)
- Deep disappointments (Long-term, hard to shake and let go)
There are times where the disappointments seem to control you.
You let the disappointment take over your heart, slow your next steps, and eventually shut you down.
If your constant focus in your life are your failures and disappointments, it’s time to reframe your disappointments.
The K.I.S.S. ~ Reframe your disappointment!
1. Grieve a changed plan.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. ~ Jeremiah 29:11
2. Operate with a changed heart.
“For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime;
weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.” ~ Psalm 30:5
3. AIM with changed actions.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. ~ Philippians 4:6-7
Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. ~ Psalm 27:14
Speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. ~ Ephesians 5:19-20
Disappointments don’t have to mark your life! You do not deserve to look in the mirror and cringe at all the disappointments.
You deserve to live your life in bright colors! But remember, you choose how to respond to those disappointments.
“God doesn’t make junk, only jewels!” ~ Kristianne Wargo
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. ~ 2 Corinthians 12:9
You can overcome disappointments by reframing how you respond to them.
Life’s equation is E + R = O (Event + Response = Outcome)
A RESPONSE is made up of:
- thoughts (verbal and non-verbal)
- words (spoken or written)
- What are you doing?
- What are you telling yourself?
- What are you saying to yourself and others?
- What are you feeling?
“Nothing defines your success greater than what God sees in you.”
“One step at a time leads to miles of greatness!” ~ Kristianne Wargo
It’s time you walk in that greatness today!
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