Earlier on in this week I posted a blog which I titled, ‘Expectation — Disappointment: The Thin Line’ and, as promised, I’ve come to finish off the blog…
As I mentioned in the previous blog, it can be really easy for your expectations for a certain occasion, person or situation to quickly turn to disappointment and whilst it’s impossible to completely live this life without facing one form of disappointment or another, it’s possible to have correct expectations; limiting our level of disappointment.
I recently started (and completed) a devotion called Unoffendable by Ryan Leak of the Covenant Church and it really helped me to put the past hurts and pains that can arise from disappointment in to order and it changed my mindset in that rather than looking for someone to ‘hype’ me or to support me in a certain venture, that it would actually work better for me to be that source of support to someone else. It’s quite simple really in that it’s better to give than to receive, and if we wish to put it more plainly, we can say that you should be the change you want to see in the world.
It’s not easy, it’s definitely not easy but it’s do-able. As a result, I’ve decided to live my life focused on my goals and what I want to achieve during my short time on earth. Support or no support, I will not let another man’s actions dictate how I feel about myself, my life and my achievements but I will rather look up to God to lift me up when the time is right.
So guys, live encouraged. The best is yet to come.
Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin,
to see the plumb line in Zerubbabel’s hand.
Zechariah 4:10 (NLT)
Keep the light burning. 😊
Pay careful attention to your own work, for then you will get the satisfaction of a job well done,
and you won’t need to compare yourself to anyone else.
Galatians 6:4 (NLT)