Everyone gets disappointed, and everyone deals with disappointments differently. Trust me, I am no better than any of you who may be reading this. It’s easy to say how one should act, or how one should feel, but unless we are walking in the same exact path and the same exact scenarios, we are all different and will never know what or how someone is dealing and living through. Yes, we may have lost a loved one at the same age, with the same disease, but not exactly in the same manner. Our circumstances are our own and therefore we can not or should not compare our story or situation to anyone elses.
Losing a loved one causes us much more than just a feeling of ‘disappointment’, but I felt I needed to use a drastic example to get my point across. Whenever we are feeling alone or disappointed, we can all become sad, withdrawn, and sink into ourselves, but thankfully, we have God within us and beside us at all times. We have to remember, He is there holding our hands or carrying us through our darkest times. Yes, we could give into these feelings and continue to go down that deep dark hole and Satin would be very pleased with us. Wouldn’t it be better if when life disappoints us, we disappoint Satin by deciding to make the best out of our situation?
A positive attitude is our most attractive asset and a very valuable thing to have. No matter what circumstance we are dealing with, it is our decision on how we handle life’s twists and turns. We can either choose to be joyful with a positive attitude and search as deep as we have to until we find a positive thing to be grateful for. There is always a positive in even the darkest of moments.
It is so easy to have a good attitude when everything is going our way, but if we want to grow in our spiritual maturity, we need to develop the ability to remain positive even during the storms of our lives. When we can master this challenging element of surprise and remain calm during the storm, it glorifies our God and shines through to others allowing them to recognize there is always something to be grateful for. When we believe that God is in control at all times, and in all ways, we just have to remember that He loves each and every one of us and that His world is so much larger than our little world. Our lives touch so many other lives, that we don’t even realize the effect we could have someone. God knows though. He knows each and every one of us intimately and knows our every move before we even do. He knows how the chain effect will work, so we just need to believe that everything happens for a reason even when we can’t see the reason. We have to have faith and trust, but realize too that our attitude belongs to us and nobody can force us to have a good attitude or a bad attitude. Our decision-making powers are our own and we can decide whether to be happy or sad, miserable or joyful. The choice is yours. Just know with God, we will get through the storm with His guiding love, and for that alone, I am grateful!