Summary: DISAPPOINTMENT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EXPECTATION AND REALITY, we must learn to deal with disapointments.
HERO WORSHIP AND DISAPPOINTMENTS AND TEMPER FITS
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
I did this as a two part series.
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
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.