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Monday, January 23, 2012
Disappointments & Rewards
Over time, most in life will experience some type of setback or disappointment. You know, the plans don't always go quite as planned. The rejection of a marriage proposal or on a job interview, that could be a major disappointment. The failure of a business/financial risk as well as failing to get accepted into a major college, these can also be disappointing. Your family, children or friends can let you down at the time you most need them. What a disappointing experience to have to deal with any of these... Disappointment can seem like it's forever, but it's NOT.
Unsuprisingly, this is basically a part of life. To put it bluntly, "Stuff happens!" And not always the good kind of stuff. Romans 8:28 reminds us---that it can work together for our good. And not that it will often feel, look or be good.
But there's nothing more disappointing than feeling like the local church or even God has let you down. Sometimes it may seem like you have let yourself down too many times, based on the devastating choices you chose. One can eventually get stuck in a rut of disappointment. You can start to believe "this is just the way life is for me. I get little to know breaks and I'm destined for disappointment." Believe me friend, I've BEEN there, too many times than I would care to admit. What's reassuring is the fact that I don't have to LIVE or STAY there.
Thankfully, every cloud has a silver lining, and there is sunshine after the rain.
Inspirational communicator Les Brown said it like this:
"Anytime you suffer a setback or disappointment, put your head down and plow ahead."
What was understood is that, "There are rewards up ahead..." Again, disappointment isn't always forever. Your joy can be in knowing: this will all change some day. It could be a lot sooner than later. It could even be here in 2012. Don't blame God, pray for your local church along with its leaders and refuse to get too down on yourself. Remember, rewards are on the way!