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5 Min Life Coach: Discover how to overcome disappointments...
June 21, 2016
|Discover how to overcome disappointment...
Disappointments, even small ones, can be painful. And repeated disappointments can poison hope and even lead to despair.
I read somewhere, that shipwreck victims who lose hope might die after just a few days, even though physiologically they could have survived much longer.
We all experience disappointments. They come in a variety of ways and invade every area of our lives. Sadly, some people never recover from disappointments and resign themselves to going through life unfulfilled and dissatisfied.
None of us are ever going to get to a place where there are no more disappointments. God doesn't promise to shelter us from every little thing. Disappointments are a part of living in a fallen world, and we need to learn how to deal with them. If we don't, discouragement and devastation will never be far away.
Deep hurt doesn't just come from BIG disappointments. Deep emotional pain can start with a series of minor irritations and frustrations. That's why we need to know how to handle small disappointments effectively. If we don't, they can quickly be blown out of proportion and rob us of peace and much more.
When minor frustrations pile up it can wear us down and seem as though nothing is going right. If, on top of that, the results from the doctor aren't what you were hoping and praying for, and then you discover that you no longer have a job, how will you respond?
Will you believe God's word and be full of faith, or will you respond with fear, head down the road of disappointment and discouragement, and spiral into hopelessness and despair?
What do you do when disappointment knocks at your door?
When it threatens to crush you, you can either let it weigh you down until you become discouraged or even devastated, or you can use it as a stepping-stone, learn to adapt, and grow as you stretch your faith muscles.
You can do it! You can face disappointment, and you can overcome!
God has better things in mind for you, and He promises that He WILL help you. He says,
"...I will not in any way fail you, or give you up, or leave you without support... I will not leave you helpless, or forsake you, or let you down..." Hebrews 13:5
What are your disappointments?
Maybe you've forgiven the people involved, but the disappointment still nags away, continues to cost you, and keeps you trapped.
Until disappointments are FULLY resolved they continue to rob you. Once you deal with them, you can break free of the effects of disappointment and begin to experience God's promises. There IS light at the end of the tunnel!
You can keep on muddling along, doing what you've been doing, OR you can learn how to breakthrough and overcome disappointments that are holding you back.
I invite you to join my friend Dr Cheryl-Ann Needham for a FREE life changing online seminar that will give you keys to help you break free from disappointments.
During this seminar, Cheryl-Ann will talk about:
Please reserve your seat now, if you can't make the live call you will be able to listen to the replay, but you need to register to get access.
Blessings for breakthrough,
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Lynne Lee is a Christian life coach and life coach trainer, who helps people to see themselves through God'e eyes and live life as He intended.
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