Friday, December 15

How to Deal With Disappointment

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“Philippians 4:6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

If there wasn’t room for us to be disapointed then there wouldn’t be room for us to be undisapointed. If we were always happy and got everything that we wanted then would anything really be important to us anymore? The biggest thing to remember is that you can be disapointed, but God has something in store for you. Five failures can make your victory five times as good. You can get shot down 5 times, but the fifth girl will mean the most. You can not get the first 5 jobs, but the 5th will mean the most. You can loose, but it only means God has better in store for you next time. God has a plan and maybe we don’t know what he has in store for us, but I believe that I don’t know it. I can only listen to God and follow his path he has set for me. In Philippians 4:6-7 it says that we need to be patient. We need to thank God for what we have and if there is something we desire then we need to make it known to him. We should ask God if it is his will that we obtain what we’re asking for.

From my experience- I went to the store with my sister and her husband the other day. My sister wanted some starbucks and the store had a starbucks inside the store so we stopped so she could get some coffee. The cashier was stunning. She was beautiful and I recognized her from my Spanish class last year. My sister ordered her fancy coffee and the cashier stared at the computer screen looking for the right button. She kept looking and looking. I got up the nerve to start talking to her while she searched for the button on the screen. I joked about how the buttons were so hard to find. I worked three years as a cashier at zaxbys and I told her that I knew how she felt. We joked around a little while waiting on a manager to find appropriate button. She smiled at me and my sister, her husband, and I left. My sister pokes fun at me for flirting with the cashier, but she tells me that I should go for it. We get home and for some reason I couldn’t stop thinking about the girl. She was sweet, beautiful, and she had a job. Not many girls my age have jobs. They just depend on their boyfriends for everything, and I liked that she was willing to work. Of course my guys honor wouldn’t let her pay for anything if we were to date, but I liked the idea of her being a girl with ambition. I finally decided that I would go back the next day and ask her out or at least get her number. I returned to the store and went to the starbucks where I had met the girl. She wasn’t there. I left the store and entered the parking lot and paised back and forth and finally returned into the store. I told the manager I was a friend of the girl and asked if she could tell when the next time she worked. She told me bright and early. (7:30 a.m.) If you know ANYTHING about me then you know that I DO NOT LIKE TO WAKE UP EARLY. I thanked the manager and went home. I prayed to God asking him if I should go back in the morning. He told me that I should go, so I set my alarm clock and went to bed. I woke up early with nerves that took hold of me like fire. I pushed myself to go forward and get in the shower to get ready. I shave, fix my hair, brush my teeth, and put on clothes that I felt good in. My nerves were still racking my entire body. I knew I couldn’t face her like this. She would just laugh at me. I prayed to God and asked him again if he wanted me to still go to see this girl. He told me to go and I asked him yet again for a sign that he wanted me to follow through. I got into my truck and turned my radio to 104.7 and on came a song that washed away my nerves. It sang that “When you wake up in the morning I am always with you. I will hold your hand. I am always with you no matter what you are doing. I am here to hold your hand” That is what I remember it saying. My nerves calmed and I closed my hand and felt safe. I arrived at the store and entered with confidence. She saw me, smiled, and she waved. I waved back and took a seat because there were two others in line. When they had left I went up to her and I remembering the time she had had finding the button for my sisters order I said “I have a really complicated order.” “Great…” she responds. “Actually I was wondering if you wanted to go out on Friday” She smiles, but with a sweet look says “I’m sorry..I have a boyfriend”. The shot down hit me hard, but we talked for another few minutes. I played it off and she was very sweet about it, but still I was disappointed. I was confused to why God would send me to her only to be shot down. This brought me the answer to a question I asked myself a few weeks ago. When I started writing these messages I wondered how I would get the information. Sometimes material presents itself. I never know what I am going to write. I believe God sent me to her so that I could pass this story on to you.

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