Passion



Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)


Friday, May 11, 2007

Grace meets disappointment


I have been thinking a lot about this lately. How I've been disappointed, in the things others have done (or not done), in myself in the same.

According to
Wikipedia Disappointment is the emotion felt when a strongly held expectation of something desired is not met.

I gained 1.2 this week. I'm disappointed in myself. I know I could lose weight if I would put forth some more effort. I've done it before, and I know I can do it again. I should have just behaved myself, did better planning, I would have lost instead of gained.

Someone was supposed to do something, they didn't. I was disappointed. I let it go.

Here's the thing about disappointment, if you didn't love someone and you didn't think highly of them, they would never disappoint you, right? Some people who have disappointed me most, have brought me the greatest joy and happiness I have ever known. EVER. Disappointment is a lesson. It's a lesson in forgiveness. It's a lesson in grace. For all of us. For the person who was disappointed and the person who did the disappointing. For the disappointed, we need to forgive the person who hurt us, for the one who did the disappointing, we need to learn the lesson so it doesn't happen again, and forgive ourselves. And in that we have great peace.

Grace & peace. I love grace & peace. And according to the Bible, so did Paul, Jesus, & God.


1 Cor 1:3 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
2 Cor 1:2 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Gal 1:3 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Eph 1:2 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Phil 1:2 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
2 Thes 1: 2 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
(photo taken from here)

1 comment:

Pat said...

I love how you always see the lessons of the Bible in your everyday living - you're one smart cookie, and I always learn from you.
by the way, Mothers day BBQ is here at 1:30!