Disappointment 

So you’re disappointed, depending on how far you’re into your life’s journey, this probably is the first time and may not be your last.

Either way, I’m sorry to hear that and sorry to have to tell you that it’s a part of life. Disappointment isn’t fun but sometimes is necessary for personal growth and reflection.

When we take a look at the word disappointment, we have consider the height and weight of our expectations. Were they massive or minuscule? Did you put yourself or someone or something in a box? It’s kind of like sending off a package at the UPS store. If you use too small of a box, you won’t be successful in sending it to its final destination without damages. It’s the same thing if you use too big of a box, your package will roll around inside of the box cause damage upon itself. You have to find the right fit much like with your expectations.

Rather than exclusively having expectations, why not try having hope. Put your hope and faith in someone who will always love you, Jesus.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” ‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭29:11‬ ‭NLT‬‬

So how do we find the best fit? I personally like to look at the circumstance pragmatically. If my goal is to send something or receive something, then I match my expectations to that goal. Lord, let the package be sent or be received. If I want it done on a specific date, what will it take to make that happen? I ask questions that can be definitively answered, then I definitively answer them. This cuts down on the severity and amount of disappointment I feel. It’s the same thing with our faith, we need to direct our questions to the Word of God, the only place that can definitely answer our questions, our suspicions, our fear and anxiety. So why put our faith in God? How does that help us not to feel disappointment or less disappointment?

“The hopes of the godly result in happiness, but the expectations of the wicked come to nothing.” ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭10:28‬ ‭NLT‬‬

“You will be rewarded for this; your hope will not be disappointed.” Proverbs‬ ‭23:18‬ ‭NLT

Please understand I’m not calling you wicked, but I am saying that those who put their hopes in Christ Jesus result in pure joy and aren’t disappointed in God’s faithfulness. So you’re disappointed, but remained encouraged to out your hopes in Christ Jesus, He’ll always love you and have plans to prosper you.

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Adulting with Jesus

Ever heard of the word adulting?

It’s that faithful word everyone thinks they’re ready to do… until it comes.

What does it mean to adult or to be an adult?

It means to understand there is so much more than just yourself.

You can’t do it all and certainly not in your own strength; none of us can.

So when you’re at the end of your rope or the beginning, try Jesus. He never fails and He’s always there.

“Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭11:29‬ ‭NLT

We all have questions about some piece of adulting, some we are too ashamed or embarrassed to ask out loud. But God knows the things we don’t speak, you know, the things we bury deep in our hearts. 

“God knows people’s hearts, and he confirmed that he accepts Gentiles by giving them the Holy Spirit, just as he did to us.” ‭‭Acts of the Apostles‬ ‭15:8‬ ‭NLT‬‬

I would encourage you to call on His name, He will listen and give you rest. If you know anything about adulting whether little or much, we could all use a little more rest. 

So call on Him, I know I do. Team Rest for the win! 

& when I say 

I love you like the breath of life,

Don’t question me

Just know I meant it.

I mean it like death came after Jesus

Like Kanye came after Taylor

& Good before morning

Because you could have not woken up 

This morning

& then where would I be?

Without my own heartbeat.

Foundation First, Comparisons Last

Sometimes we believe the grass is greener

Like somehow being a better believer

Is connected to the comparisons

Made on Instagram and Facebook.

But it’s biblical.

It’s Being Intentional, Better, Lawful, In Christ At Last.

Don’t fall into the trap of deception or insecurity

By simply not setting the foundation first.

Stand on a solid foundation so that the next time

You should stumble, you’ll bounce back with resiliency.
~K