Enjoying the Journey

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Life in a fallen world is full of disappointments. Situations don’t always turn out the way you hope. The best people let you down. Your own intentions fail to become reality. It is easy for disappointment to become disillusionment. Perhaps this is why there are so many cynical people in our world. The question is not if disappointments will come, but how you will respond when they do. When you face some disappointment remember these truths: The greatest disappointment is sin. It never fulfills what it promises. When tempted to think that others have let me down or that things did not turn out my way, I try to remember that most disappointments are of my own making. Selfishness. Wrong motives.…

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Several years ago a dear friend said to me, “You are the kind of person that has a hard time if things don’t turn out the way you think they should.”  He was right.  The Holy Spirit has brought those words to my mind many times through the years.  There are moments in all of our lives and ministries when things are not coming together as we had hoped. Just today I have heard of two different men whose lives have taken turns that they never would have imagined.  Seen only through the eyes of our understanding this can produce tremendous frustration.  But viewed through the eyes of faith it is possible to have victory!  Disappointment comes when our purposes…

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