2014-02-05 - Expectations and Disappointments
Quite recently, I came into an unexpected surprise that was forthcoming. As I found myself excited and appreciated, I then also learned that it was misplaced, and for a period of time, I was quite disappointed. It amazed me how quickly I allowed myself to be taken back to a place of multiple disappointments.
The enemy enjoys this kind of thinking, and longs for us to remember past disappointments and mistakes, whether they are our own or those of someone close to us. Forgiveness means letting go of all the old baggage from the past and every time it comes again in the present. Just as a wise woman once told me no one ever said it would be easy it certainly is not.
Fortunately, we have a Creator that does not disappoint, and who always meets the expectations He lays out for Himself. So we can rely on Him to carry us through all of the challenges this life presents to us. Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith. 8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. (Hebrews 13:7-8)
All scripture references are from the New International Version (NIV) unless otherwise noted.