Last time we talked about the Glory Days, and we found out that the season you are in right now, in God’s eyes, is meant to be your Glory Days. I am sure that you have had wonderful experiences in your past, but God has created a life for you and has equipped you with everything to help you achieve Glory Days every day of your life. However, that doesn’t mean we won’t experience disappointments in life. Every person on this planet experiences disappointments. Even the greatest faith people do! We all get disappointed.
Even God was disappointed! He was disappointed with the children of Israel. Jesus was disappointed. Remember? He said to God, “Father, why have you forsaken me?” Paul was disappointed with things that were happening in the churches that he had established. These are all examples of great people of faith, and they were disappointed.
There is no such thing as a “superhero” of faith who never gets disappointed. Let’s be real, let’s not be fake in our faith. Disappointments will come, but what we do with those disappointments will determine the course of the situation. Even Abraham, who was labeled in the Bible as the “Father of Faith,” was disappointed.
Being disappointed does not mean there is something wrong with you or that you are out of faith. Disappointment means that there is an adversary out there that is working against your happiness, and if he can get you to concentrate on your disappointment, then he has you! This is the beginning of the “D’s” of Satan’s plan. I call this the Domino Effect. Have you ever lined up a bunch of domino’s, pushed the first one, and then watched them all tumble down as each one hit the next one? This is Satan’s game plan against us. He has lined up the first domino, disappointment, and has presented it to you. He hopes you will concentrate on it and push it into the next phase of his plan. As Christians, sometimes we will accept this disappointment because we feel like we are out of faith. Because we are experiencing this disappointment, we feel like we have messed up and are not operating in faith. Champions, that is a lie from the enemy!
You have faith no matter what you may be experiencing. The Bible tells us that God has given us the measure of faith. So, at any point in your life, you have the measure of faith working on the inside of you. Even if you choose to focus on the disappointment, that measure of faith is still there! God has placed that gift inside of you, and all you have to do is choose to operate in that instead of operating in disappointment. God is always there to help you! Even in the midst of your disappointment, He will help you get back on track. Remember the scripture from last week, 1 Corinthians 10:13 (MSG). God will always be there to help you come through it.
Join me next week as we continue with the D’s of the devil. Remember that God is with you, even in the midst of disappointment. Choose to focus on God and His gifts over the disappointment.