By Dr. James A. Perkins
All of us know what it’s like to be disappointed and can identify with a line from an old rock song: “Disappointments haunted all my dreams” Yes being disappointed can make us feel defeated and even depressed. So let’s fix this by considering 4 MOVES TO TRANSFORM DISAPPOINTMENTS INTO DELIGHT.
MOVE #1: When Disappointment Comes, Look at It as a Positive Lesson Needing to be Learned. Most of us view disappointment only in a negative light. Now you are right that disappointment is negative, but you don’t have to let it stay that way too long in your thoughts. See, if you look at disillusionment as a positive lesson to be learned, then your mindset changes about it. So ask yourself, what good thing may I learn from this disappointment?
MOVE #2: When Disappointment Comes, View your Loss as a Stepping Stone to Grow Yourself. If nothing else, treat it as an opportunity to build better character inside you. Also, ask why you’re allowing disappointment to define and dictate your present circumstances. Allow it be a stepping stone for growth.
MOVE #3: When Disappointment Comes, Leap for Joy Because Jesus is Working on You. Now, think about it. If you are a Christian, you realize that sometimes God brings problems, so He alone can be the solution, right? If you aren’t a Christian, today’s a good day to know Jesus is knocking on your heart’s door. He permits disappointment to get your attention about Him. And if you recognize this, you can leap for joy because Jesus speaks to you in the disappointment.
MOVE #4: When Disappointment Comes, Love the Lord for He is Loving You. An old hymn contains these words: “Love lifted me. Love lifted me. When nothing else would help, love lifted me.” So when disappointment shows its ugly head, open up and let the loss be Jesus’ entry. He comes to your side, bears your hurt, and offers you His joy and peace. The fact is, disappointment is a God gift, a growth gift, a Jesus-is-talking-to-you gift. His love is available right now.
And when you are convinced this is true, then disappointment goes and delight comes in like a refreshing shower of rain.

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