The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire; the size of your dream; and how you handle disappointment along the way.
I recently had a disappointment in my career that set me back for a few hours. The old past tried to sneak up and drag me down. I was really discouraged about the whole thing and I struggled to shake it. One thing that helped was after overcoming so many disappointments, I learned a valuable lesson – if you live in the land of disappointment, you will miss your appointment. I had to shake it off. It was difficult, I won’t begin to lie.
Regardless of how successful you are or will become, all people have had disappointments in life. While we are in the midst, we hear the accusations of the accuser. There are multiple lies that we hear but primarily there are three that come to mind.
You Don’t Have Enough Faith – You have even heard this from well-meaning…well maybe not well-meaning, but at least someone who has “more faith” than you. The lies that tell you that if you had enough faith that this would never have happened to plague your mind.
You Have Done Something to Make God Mad – The fact of the matter is that God is not mad at you. Seriously. If God makes disappointments available for each person who displeased Him, there would never be anything but disappointments. Romans 5:8 tells us “But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.”
You Will Never Advance – This lie is perpetrated when disappointments happen time and time again. The truth is that if we stay here, we will never see advancement. In Psalms 27:13, King David wrote: “I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.” The hope here is that we see this good while we are still on this earth.
What lies have you heard while you were disappointed?