Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Letdown


"Every time I come around you're ready for the letdown"

Has anyone ever let you down?

I'm talking about a massive let down, like one of your best friends blowing you off for your sweet 16 let down (totally happened).

You know, the moment when you realize you've poured your heart into someone that hasn't returned the favor. 

The moment you've spent hours upon hours working towards a goal, only to fail.

I hate being disappointed. I hate that feeling when you've tried so hard, only to realize that your efforts were in vain. 

"People are going to disappoint you, I get that... I kind of expect that, but what if you wake up one day and you realize that you are the disappointment."

When I think of the people who have let me down over the course of my life, I can't help but to think about the people that I've let down as well.

Who have I failed? 

Who put their trust into me, only to have it tarnished?

Who looked up to me, only to see me fall?

We've all been let down, but doesn't that give you determination not to let others down?

Doesn't the pain you feel from disappointment, give you the encouragement to be a better you so as not to disappoint others? Honestly, typically no. Not for me anyways. This is a whole new concept for me... Rather than focusing on my hurt, turning the situation around to improve myself. 

It goes back to yesterday's blog, and not being able to change anyone but yourself. People are going to disappoint me. But maybe, just maybe I can try to live my life in such a way that I am not someone else's disappointment. 

1 Corinthians 8:9 "But you must be careful so that your freedom does not cause others with a weaker conscience to stumble."

It's the times when I have lived my life selfishly that I have become a disappointment to others. Times when I have let someone else down that I have become a stumbling block. 

Maybe today you've been disappointed by someone you care about. I challenge you to turn your hurt into motivation. Focus on being an example rather than a stumbling block for someone else. 

Disappointment is part of life, but maybe we can ease the pain of disappointment in the world be refusing to be the disappointment. 

3 comments:

  1. Hm...now that get's me thinking! Thanks for the motivation this morning. <3

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  2. I love that your blogs have been focused on a SELFLESS view point on life. It is so hard to step away from what we want and how we feel and focus on what God has for us and how he wants us to see situations.

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  3. So very true! I am a firm believer that everything in life happens for a reason and that each and every mistake is leading you to something or someone else :) God has a plan for each of us and if we just follow and praise him we can make it through anything.

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