It’s inevitable – life hands out disappointments.
I’m disappointed that friends turn their backs. I’m disappointed that apologies don’t come. I’m disappointed that help isn’t offered, I’m misunderstood, not invited, overlooked, unappreciated…
I’m disappointed in how I respond, my lack of patience, and my easily frustrated tendencies. I’m disappointed in my lack of compassion, my harsh responses, my indifferent attitudes, my lack of discipline, my over indulgence and how I waste my time.
On bad days, I’m disappointed better days aren’t more prevalent.
On good days, I’m disappointed about the bad days.
Then I realize that sometimes I don’t care that I’m disappointed. Somehow I grow comfortable in my lack of excellence.
Then I’m disappointed that I’m not more disappointed.
It’s not that I don’t care about things. I mean, the fact that I recognize my disappointment in the areas where I need to grow speaks for itself, right?
So why am I so disappointed?
I have come to understand that deep disappointments in my life, myself, or others come because I am no longer aligned with God’s will. I experience more disappointments when I have rearranged my life so much that I have replaced God’s agenda for my own; when I view Him as an add-on rather than the very reason for my life.
Disappointments come when I have dis-appointed God as priority of my life.
God doesn’t want just a small corner of our lives where we go to meet him a few times a week or even once a day. He placed voids of eternity, a holy hunger, an eternal thirst, in our hearts that only He can fill. He wants to lead our life. He wants to make our life. He wants to BE our life.
He’s the reason we live, the reason we breathe.
He gave us life before we became a thought. He redeems our life when we receive His Son. He sustains our life to this very day. He prefers to give us life into all eternity.
He is our life!
Let’s not dis-appoint Him in it.
Biblical Ways to Appoint God in Your Day
- Seek Him early in the morning.
“In the morning, O Lord, You hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before You and wait in expectation.” Psalm 5:3
- Speak of His word throughout your day.
“Talk about them (His word) when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.” Deuteronomy 6:7
- Put His words on your walls.
“Write them (His word) on the door frames of your houses and on your gates.” Deuteronomy 6:9
- Memorize His word.
“Bind them on your fingers; write them on the tablet of your heart.” Proverbs 7:3
- Sing His praises.
“Sing to Him; sing praise to Him; tell of all His wonderful acts.” Psalm 105:3
- Be still before Him.
“The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” Exodus 14:14
- Refuse to be ruled by past regrets.
Do not say, “Why were the old days better than these?” For it is not wise to ask such questions.” Ecclesiastes 7:10″Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. All of us who are mature should take such a view of things.” Philippians 3:13-15
- Thank Him.
“give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18
On this side of heaven my holy hunger will never be satisfied; my eternal thirst never be quenched.
He is our life! Let’s not dis-appoint Him in it.
How are some ways you appoint God as Lord of your day, Lord of your life?