When Disappointments Come

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Just the other day, I was speaking to someone about a frustrating experience that they have been having. This person has had a few stalls in their career, lately, but they are determined to hang in there. Though they are determined, they are also sad, confused, and a bit tired of what is happening.

By now, they thought that they would be where they wanted to be professionally. However, that time has not yet arrived. Every time that they look for a reason why, there is not a clear one to be found or given.

Of course, it can be unsettling. After all of their hard work and doing everything expected of them, they find themselves hitting another wall. Sometimes, in life, others will make decisions or give their opinions about whether or not an opportunity should be given.

When a person has a position of authority, they can either give you the chance or deny you of it. However, if you don’t give up or allow their actions to deter you, you will succeed. Your success is not in anyone else’s hands but God’s. While one door didn’t open, it doesn’t mean that all doors will remain closed.

You can have another opportunity to achieve what you have set out to do. There can be another door that God will open. In the meantime, you have a choice.

For example, you can choose to trust God and pray about your obstacles. Pray about your challenges or those who might be standing between you and the finish line. Allow God to order your steps and show you your next move. Believe that God has the final say about your situation.

“The Lord is on my side, I will not fear: what can man do unto me?”

Psalm 116:16

Then, watch those obstacles begin to move out of the way. Watch as God propels you to where you are meant to be. These are some of the things that I encouraged my friend to do, and she agreed.

I can’t wait to hear their good news. I am sure God will answer their prayers. Most of all, I know it will be God’s best for them!

“I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it would move. Nothing would be impossible.”

Matthew 17: 20