One thing we all have in common is that in life we all make plans and have dreams. Like wise, we all hope that our plans work out and our dreams come true. Yet, with all our good intentions and well thought out plans, fact is, sometimes things just don't always unfold as we had hoped. Sometimes it's due to unforeseen circumstances that are beyond our control. Other times our plans don't work out as we had intended at the hand of our own human error, mistakes, or poor decisions.
Still, there are also those times when we carefully take our time, do everything right, and things still just don't go the way we wanted them to for reasons beyond our human understanding. When either of these scenario's happen it can leave you feeling deep levels of disappointment in your now moment and doubt about your future that lies ahead.
So for this weeks, Inspirational Love Notes, Sunday's Food For Thought message, I'd like to share some personal insights I've come to learn from times like this that have unfolded in my life that left me feeling exactly that way. Yes, I too have had experiences, more times than I can count, that have left me feeling deep disappointment over what had happened, doubt about what might happen next, and worry over whether or not things would ever work out as I desire and have prayed for my life.
With that said, here are the insights and lessons I have learned to appreciate and adopt in response to disappointments in life along with a bible scripture that affirms each one.
NEVER give up on Love. (see 1 Corinthians 13:7)
Keep believing and trusting in God. (see Psalm 27:14 )
Keep believing in your dreams for the life you have envisioned for yourself and deeply desire. Keep holding on to the vision God has given you for your family, the use of your talents, gifts, successful career, and to find your happily ever after with your true love if that too is something you deeply desire. (see Psalm 37:4)
Keep praying without ceasing and surrender all to God. Keep believing your prayers are being heard. And expect them to be answered by God in the perfect time and way. In fact, keep an open and receptive heart as you look for God's answers to your prayers as you go about your daily routines in life. Remember, the holy scriptures says in Matthew 7:7-8, "Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek and you shall find...."
So believe always in your heart that your prayers do not fall on deaf ears with God. Whatever you pray for do so with a genuine heart giving thanks in advance that it is so. Then release the need to the universe trusting that help is on the way. (see James 1:6 and Philippians 4:6)
This one is the most important of all and that is....no matter who comes or chooses to leave your life...no matter how many times you try and fail....no matter how many unexpected situations arise that cause your circumstances to continue to change in ways that seem to be obstacles, adversity or contrasting conditions that slow your progress....NEVER EVER GIVE UP ON OR STOP BELIEVING IN YOU.
Never allow yourself to walk around like, the cartoon character, Charlie Brown kicking rocks with your head held down wallowing for long periods of time in self pity, discouragement, darkness, and despair.
Never allow yourself to become so filled with the negative energy and thoughts that accompany feelings of disappointment that you end up on a downward spiral that results in you falling into a deep depression.
Don't allow yourself to succumb to the belief that just because things haven't worked out as you would like so far means that it never will.
You are a child of the Most High God. And regardless of what preferred name you feel most comfortable calling that Benevolent Divine Higher Power and Holy Presence that created us all, truth is, God's plans and will for you is always to prosper, thrive, live an abundant life and succeed. (see Jeremiah 29:11 and John 10:10)
Never take score too early by putting a period where God may have only put a comma or a ....to be continued. When you allow yourself to become filled with disappointment, discouragement, and doubt to the point that you start believing that things you've been desiring that haven't happened yet are never going to happen, this is exactly what you are doing through that kind of thinking, feeling, and believing.
You are taking score too soon because you cannot see from your human perspective what God can see from the higher vantage point of Divine Mind. So it is always best instead to just keep trusting and believing that all things are possible with God. (see 1 Corinthians 2:9 and Mark 9:23)
Lastly, when you take score too soon by putting a period where God has put a comma, you are underestimating the power of Love, which means you're also underestimating the power of God because God is Love. And again, the holy scriptures tells us in, 1 Corinthians 13:6, "...that love never fails"...thus, God never fails.
I am a living witness from my own life experience that divine love, as God, has the power to turn anything.... and I do mean ANYTHING around to work in your favor. And truth is, it's always working in your favor already no matter how long the condition or circumstances have been going on.
No matter how long you've been waiting for your prayer to be answered or your desire to be fulfilled, as long as you are still breathing, of sound mind, and in your conscious physical body it's never too late....you're never too old....your story is not over yet.
Remember, as long as God has put a comma on your situation rather than a period it means your story is still being written. It means God still has more to say. And until God writes your final chapter and has the last say your job is to keep the faith trusting him all the way. Cause no matter what, all things are working together for the good of those who love God. (see Romans 8:28) Be encouraged my friends.
Until next time...remember to keep your heart open and your LOVE light on!!! ~ Anna MsPoet Hendricks - Your Inspirational Goddess of Love
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References: The Holy Bible, The Good News Translation, and www.BibleGateWay.com