Life has many disappointments. Disappointments may lead to sadness, depression, anger, bitterness, resentment and sometimes despair. Some people have many disappointments, while others seem to have few. Which person are you?
Disappointment is an interesting word; It includes the word appointment - something we have planned, scheduled, anticipated, expected combined with the prefix dis – to negate; Disappointment is to expect something and then to be denied what was expected.
There are two solutions to life's disappointments. The first solution is to keep the appointment – that is to get from life what you expect. If all your expectations are met or exceeded you are not disappointed. The other solution to life's disappointments is to not have appointments. The fewer our expectations the fewer disappointments. No expectations – no disappointments. Of course, this is easier to say than to do. But there is help to be had.
As Christian who have the Word of God at our fingertips. We are well equipped to minimize disappointments. If we know the truth of God and we expect the truth of God, then we will never be disappointed! If we expect what God says-what God says will be, and our expectations will be met; we will not be disappointed.
Our disappointments come from either not knowing what God has said, or not believing what God says, or having expectations that arise from some source outside of what God says. Then, like the rest of the world, great disappointment awaits us.
We could say that the transformed mind of the follower of Jesus changes our expectations to be consistent with the truth of God so that we get what we expect and therefore minimize disappointments in our lives.
This is life changing! It is just one of the ways that the truth of God sets His children free. Followers of Jesus have the promises of God, believe the promises of God and therefore, because God fulfills his promises, we have our expectations met. The world does not have the promises of God and people of the world have only expectations that ultimately lead to disappointment.