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The Power of Information... The Strength to Believe
June 29, 2013
Disappoint (verb) - to fail to fulfill the expectations or wishes of; to defeat the fulfillment of hopes, plans, etc.; thwart; frustrate.
Synonyms - disillusion, dishearten, sadden; Antonyms - satisfy, delight, excite
Disappointment is caused by something or someone else failing. It is equivalent to climbing to the top of a very tall building and having it collapse beneath our feet. It is not a voluntary or planned fall, for the entire climb and even during the first beautiful glimpses of the horizon in which we feel as if we can see clearly for miles, we fully trust or completely rely on the building to be able to withstand the weight of our hopes, plans, dreams, and even ourselves. So when the foundational failure leads to a fall, it leaves us broken on multiple planes. For when we disappoint or arrive at a place of disappointment, it involves defeat.
When we disappoint someone in regards to what we represent, how difficult is it for those looking on to believe any longer in the someone or something that cannot physically represent themselves. What we represent is not in collusion with our failure, but what gets the rap most often is that very thing. What happens when the someone we represent is the Christ and faith? As believers, we need to live a life where we avoid disappointment. How? Be careful in what and who we place our trust. And for those around us, watching us, that we are disappointing, the answer is simple. Stop failing.
Join Pastor Selara R. Mann, Jr. as he takes an in-depth look at disappointment through the use of real-life scenarios and Biblical examples. Follow along with him as he lays the foundation for why it is vitally important for our spiritual as well as natural success to avoid lives filled with disappointment.