Disappointments Will Come, Then What?

11 Dec

Disappointment Will Come, Then What?    

Have you ever put all of your time and effort into something important and it not work out the way that you expected it to? What did you do?  Did you quit, or did you square your shoulders and begin again?

I am not a quitter!  I am as stubborn as a mule and most times if something doesn’t work out, I just dig in and determine that I will get it done one way or the other! Unfortunately sometimes I am too stubborn to try new or different ways of doing things.  If I keep doing the same things, I am going to keep getting the same results!  Trust me; I’ve tested that theory enough times to know that it is true.  So I guess that is the reason that I like to “step out of the boat”, and at least try to walk on the water rather than staying in my comfort zone regretting that I didn’t even try!  If I could accomplish things by just wanting them to happen the way that I want them to, than success would have been mine long ago!  However, I have found that things always happen for a reason, yes, even things that feel like failure!   I believe the key is always being willing to learn from the experience!  Maybe if I look at the situation differently that I can see something that I could have done differently as well!

Here is something that most people do not want to hear, and honestly I don’t like to hear it either, but…. Maybe, just maybe….. the timing was completely off.  As I’ve stated I am stubborn and I consider myself proactive in my own life. I try to get things done, but I have missed God so many times because I moved way ahead of His timing or even worse I didn’t move when I was supposed to.   As you’ve probably concluded, I am not a passive personality that just waits for “whatever will be will be!”  Nope, it is my opinion that God has planned my future, but He is not going to drop everything in my lap without my participation! For instance, what if I am supposed to meet someone who could really help me to get to another level but I refuse to meet with them?   Or maybe, just maybe I am supposed to help them get what they are trying to obtain, but I refuse to move or I keep moving, when I am to remain still.  I’ve heard it said that “No man is an Island!”   We are on this planet to help one another fulfill destiny!  You may be saying, “Listen Lady I do good to mind my own business without trying to take care of the business of others!”

I Corinthians 3: 6 (KJV) I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. 7 So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase. 8Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour. 9For we are labourers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s building.

I have had to realize that what I am and even what I do is because I’m a laborer together with God!   I am a firm believer that if I do what I know to do, even when I am out of God’s timing that He will still use it and help me gain the courage to pick myself up when I feel like I have failed miserably!  I personally think that the Father loves it when I am trying my best to fulfill my destiny!  Like a good Daddy, when I fall, he is always there to pick me up! If I will ask Him, He will show me His wisdom to help me be successful the next time.  Yes, disappointments will come, then what? Do I stay there and wallow in discouragement and self-pity! Nope, I can get back up! I have a race to run and a finish line to cross!  It is my prayer that as I race through my life that I will encourage others to continue running until they see their finish line as well!

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