Disappointment: sadness, regret, dismay, sorrow; dispiritedness, despondency, distress, chagrin; disenchantment, disillusionment; displeasure, dissatisfaction, disgruntlement.
Disappointments often come like a massive wave! Overwhelming and pulling you in many directions-
She said what? He did what? They want what? How am I going to do this? That is a bold face lie! Why is this happening again? When will this all end? How much longer?
This year I can honestly say I’ve caught myself saying these phrases more than once! The year was full of beautiful and memorable moments, along with incredible loss and pain and disappointments.
In it, I finally starting saying “why, and why not me.” I’ve said “enough already” and “it’s not enough.” I’ve thought “I’m gonna get them” and I’ve also said, “It is not my battle to fight.”
When disappointment sets in, often for me it’s a physical not merely emotional. I feel it in my heart, stomach, and my spirit is immediately grieved. Disappointment can paralyze you emotionally if you don’t get control over it right away.
…And just let it go!
All these thoughts run through my mind when disillusionment visits my spirit. Yet I have come to understand and know that this too shall pass.
And I am here to tell you that it does!
Right now I am experiencing a series of disappointments, yet I know with certainty that what is to come right behind these moments are lessons that I need for my personal growth. I embrace the disappointments understanding that I am leaving room for what is intended to be for me.
What unmet expectations did you encounter? How much did we place on a situation or person to do what they really weren’t meant to do? Where did we miss the mark? Have we started to face the reality of our part of the experience of being disappointed?
As you reflect on your year give thanks for the roses and the thorns. They need each other to produce beauty.
Not everyone is for you, and not everyone is against you. Learn from your disappointments. There is always a lesson in that experience.
Life lessons are quiet God whispers leading us along.