That's the transparent topic for today. Unless you're not human, I'm sure you've been disappointed a time or two (or three or four), right?
I had a brush with my 15 minutes of fame last week. It's been an exciting 2 weeks thinking "what it would be like" but then came the disappointing email saying thanks but no thanks. Ummm...guess I won't be finding out what it would be like!
So, I could take this event and let it define me. It could dash my dreams and make me a cranky monster OR I can view it with my rose-colored glasses and a glass half-full attitude. It's a CHOICE and a DECISION. I've decided that I'll choose to realize, that when one door closes, another one opens. If I perseverate on what might have been, I'm really limiting myself on what could be.
Maybe this attitude is a positive side of getting older. I've had enough life experiences that I can look back on and think "Holy cow! If that had of happened the way I wanted it to, then this, this and this wouldn't have happened." Isn't it wild to look at your life in retrospect sometimes?
Here's the other reason I can face disappointment with rose-colored glasses...prayer and faith. In this situation, I've realized I need to take 'myself' out of it and seek what God has planned for me. I find solace in the fact that this timing must not have been God's timing. I am human though, so God, whenever you're ready to open that door back up...you just let me know! It sure would've been fun!
If you're struggling with handling a disappointing situation, I'd love to pray for you. Leave a comment or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. OR, if you have words of wisdom to pass on to the rest of us, please do that as well.
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