Random Thoughts…. Disappointment

My posts always start out with almost the same statement..it’s been a while since I wrote something! :mrgreen: Nothing different about today, its been a while since I wrote. I promised myself I would write once a week but so far I haven’t stuck to that promise. Resolutions/Goals huh!! I hope to do better.

My post today is about disappointment. How do you deal with it? You have been let down by people or circumstances..how do you move on? Do you pretend it never happened? Do you make a note in your diary to never go down that road again? How did you get on that road in the first place? Maybe you placed too much trust in that person or object. Sometimes I do that. I get my hopes up high or I trust in people too much and I end up disappointed and frustrated. But what if it’s family? The people you care about the most. All I can say is it hurts! But I have to move on right. I have to get up on my feet, forgive, learn from it and move on! That’s the only way to go. I’m too young to have gray hairs!! :mrgreen:

Hebrews 13:1-2 ASV
Let love of the brethren continue. Forget not to show love unto strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

Psalm 42:11 ASV
Why art thou cast down, O my soul? And why art thou disquieted within me? Hope thou in God; for I shall yet praise him, Who is the help of my countenance, and my God.

Random Thoughts….Get Over It!

I never knew having a baby would be like this! 😀 What do I mean? I mean I never knew I would be learning stuff from her, as much as she’s learning stuff from me!

When my daughter gets upset she throws a mini tantrum or she cries. This usually happens when we do something that she’s not happy with, when we stop her from doing what she wants, when we take a toy away or when we take her out of the bath. She even cries sometimes when we want to change her diaper but she still wants to play. And when I say cry I mean she cries a lot! Sometimes when I delay a bit on feeding her she wants to bite me! 😀 But thankfully she doesn’t stay upset that long. She “forgives and forgets” after a few minutes and it’ll be all laughs and giggles again.

So what if us as adults responded the same way to all offences that come our way. Not the crying part, the forgiving and forgetting part. Unfortunately we like to hold onto offences and grudges. We keep them in a “compartment” in our hearts and every now and then we like to take them out and ponder over them, rant and rave, plot revenge where possible. Imagine if we just let them go like children do. Imagine how much happier we would be. Imagine how much this world would be a better place.

Lord, help me to forgive and forget where I have been wronged. Help me to let go of past hurts, grudges and offences.

Matthew 18:4 KJV Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 6:14-15 KJV For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:    But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

Random Thoughts….Peace or Love

So here I am by my desk, minding my own business when I started thinking of beauty pageants. Like really now, beauty pageants!! Since when does my mind wonder about such things. Just one question popped in my head really. The famous question that always ends with the contestants saying they want world peace.

So what is peace? Peace can be defined as harmony, reconciliation, ceasefire, goodwill, calm, quiet, stillness… the list goes on and on. Think of the number of times you have said you “choose to hold your peace”. What exactly did you really mean? For me, not you maybe, but for me it has just meant that I choose to keep quiet. I choose to keep quiet even though it hurts so bad inside, even though all I want to do is scream and let it all out. I choose to maintain my calm even though a storm is brewing on the inside. That’s how I “chose to hold my peace”. So is it possible world peace can be like that? Countries choosing to hold their calm even though they are hurting or feeling disrespected? Let me ask a question, what happens when we can no longer hold the peace? I think peace can sometimes be a cover, a face we wear to hide what’s inside. Peace does not necessarily lead to forgiveness or love.

Let me move on to love. Love can be defined as affection, adoration, tenderness, friendship, fondness, devotion… again the list goes on. Love comes along with forgiveness. Think about it for a moment. When you love someone or something so much, and that someone or something hurts you, you can be mad for a while, but it doesn’t mean you now hate that person. In a little while you have forgiven them and you’re soon laughing with them again. Such is the cycle of love, it hurts sometimes but you forgive and soon the matter is forgotten. How can you love and continue to bear a grudge? How can it be love when there’s the danger of a storm coming? If you are filled with love inside, how do you hide it? You can’t help it, it just shows! It flows into everything you do, in everything you say.

So with my humble opinion expressed, world peace or world love, how would you answer the question?

I Corinthians 13: 13 And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.