I am learning something about disappointments.
I get disappointed. I pray, strategize, and hope for something – and it doesn’t work out the way I wanted. I get dis-appointed. What I thought was appointed to happen, doesn’t… hence the "dis".
But I am learning that many of my DIS appointments are really divine appointments – scheduled by God. God has another plan. He is closing this door to open another. And what I see as a disappointment is really a D – appointment.. as in Divine.
Corny? Maybe. But it sure is changing the way I let external circumstances form my emotions, attitude, and outlook. I am figuring out that Romans 12:2 really means I cannot let myself be shaped by events, circumstances, or issues that I can’t control. That my disappointments are really divine appointments.