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Summary: DISAPPOINTMENT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EXPECTATION AND REALITY, we must learn to deal with disapointments.

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HERO WORSHIP AND DISAPPOINTMENTS AND TEMPER FITS

By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com

I did this as a two part series.

TEXT:

2 KINGS 5:11 But NAAMAN WAS WROTH, AND WENT AWAY, and said, "BEHOLD I THOUGHT, HE WILL COME OUT TO ME, AND STAND AND CALL ON THE NAME OF THE LORD GOD, AND STRIKE HIS HAND OVER THE PLACE, AND RECOVER THE LEPER.

I ponder disappointment and temper fits.

1. WHAT IS DISAPPOINTMENT?

DISAPPOINTMENT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EXPECTATION AND REALITY.

TO FAIL TO MEET THE EXPECTATIONS OR HOPES...

To offer great effort and still not see fruition or realization of the goal.

To be confused and puzzled.

To let down, to work in vain.

Feelings of discouragement.

To worry birthed by uncertainty.

To bring to nothing, to make ineffectual.

To keep one from his desires.

Not clear or decisive thinking.

2. LIFE WILL BRING DISAPPOINTMENT TO EVERY PERSON.

We are people watchers. We love to expect more of others than we do of

ourselves. Then when our expectations are dashed upon the rocks, we find an

excuse to exempt ourselves from what we expect of others.

Often expectations fail where we see promises and demand a payday.

LIFE IS A WORK IN PROGRESS!

God is still working on us, we are not a finished product.

We look for human messiahs to be our kings and deliver us out of our woes?

We want water, but we don’t want to dig the well.

We tire of drinking out of others wells. Proverbs 5:15.

Then when we find out our new messiah is just another person like us, we

grow disappointed. Why are you searching for another to deliver you? It is

your choices, habits, and words that will grow your fruit!

We look for heroes, people to give us strength and ability, that we don’t

earn. We search for others to admire and lead us, so we don’t have to face

the battles ourselves. We want to make idols of others, then we find they

have faults and weaknesses just like us, so we are disappointed.

Disappointment can be deadly.

We look for a perfect church with a perfect pastor and perfect people, and

when we start that glimmers in our eyes. Then we start finding the

weaknesses and human faults and we lose interest and find an excuse to drop out and be unfaithful.

If you found a perfect church and joined it, there goes the perfection?

I know many today that want to travel around and tell others "how to" ...

while they remain unfaithful to the church. They have been disappointed by

everyone and by life and therefore they isolate themselves from what God has

commanded.

Stop and read Hebrews 10:25. Is the word of God true? Does the Bible mean

forsake not the assembling of ourselves together or is this a joke? Did God

have this written just to be an idle warning? But the preacher disappointed

me? But so-in-so is a hypocrite?

Is Romans 2:1 joking when it says: Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man...

3. DISAPPOINTMENT IS A MENTAL, EMOTIONAL, SPIRITUAL STATE ---

WHICH CAN BE A DEADLY DISEASE BROUGHT ON BY WATCHING OTHER PEOPLE, LACK OF PRIORITIES, BOREDOM WITH LIFE, AND ERRING BECAUSE OF A LACK OF KNOWING THE WORD OF GOD OR THE PLAN OF GOD, AND A COMMITMENT TO FAITHFULNESS.

DISAPPOINTMENT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EXPECTATION AND REALITY.

THE TEN MOST WANTED... (Writer unknown)

1. The man who puts God’s business above any other business.

2. The man who brings his children to church rather than sending them.

3. The man who is willing to be the right example to every boy he meets.

4. The man who thinks more of his Sunday school class than his Sunday

sleep.

5. The man who measures his giving by what he has left, rather than by the

amount he gives.

6. The man who goes to church for Christ’s sake rather than for himself or

for someone else.

7. The man who has a willing mind rather than a brilliant mind.

8. The man who has a passion to help rather than a passion to be helped.

9. The man who can see his own faults before he sees the faults of others.

10. The man who is more concerned about winning others for Christ than he is

about winning worldly honor.

4. WE ARE ALL PROJECTING SOME KIND OF A SPIRITUAL ATTITUDE IN OUR DAILY WALK AND BY THE WORDS WE SPEAK. DISAPPOINTMENT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EXPECTATION AND REALITY.

5. SOME PEOPLE ARE VIP’S .... (Very Important People)

2 Kings 5:1 Now Naaman, CAPTAIN of the host of the King of Syria, was A

GREAT MAN with his master, and HONORABLE, because the Lord had given

DELIVERANCE unto Syria: he was also a MIGHTY MAN OF VALOUR,

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