How do you deal with disappointment?
Realize shift happens
Shift happens, as they say. So many times in my life there have been times I believed that I was supposed to be kicking something into high gear, when suddenly a downshift happens, or sudden stop. Have you been there?
Well, it happened to me today. And this moment really isn’t about the actual ‘event’, but much more about Holy Spirit testing whether or not I will go with him or barrel through in my own plan.
To be honest, it started yesterday. I received an email from someone who made a strong suggestion towards a new direction, but I was already invested in this other plan. I couldn’t back out now. It was too late for a change of direction…..right?
So, today I received a phone call and the sudden stop happened. The suggested left turn was presented, and initially I was fine. But after I got off of the phone I was like, “Really?! I already had my calendar worked out and everything!” And I felt disappointment.
Over MY plan being shifted……. How silly is THAT?
The truth is, Holy Spirit gave me a heads up yesterday. How kind and gracious is that? He handed me a new plan, and since I didn’t take the lead and shift things myself, He answered the prayer of my heart and did it for me.
So….excuse me while I put my big girl panties on, get over myself and my plan, and work with this Holy Shift instead of against it.
Really good things are on the horizon…….