If you’ve been alive for more than 5 minutes, you’ve been disappointed. That’s just reality.
I’ve always considered myself an optimist. Well, that was until a few years ago. Everything was going wrong (or at least I thought so) and I wasn’t at a good place emotionally.
It was the first time I was struck by how many times I practice calculated disappointment.
Let me define what I mean: Whenever I’m thinking something through, I automatically add in a measure of disappointment–sometimes more, sometimes less.
Like I said earlier, disappointment is a normal part of life. I don’t want to have a plastic, everything’s perfect life. Nobody–and I mean nobody–likes those kind of people.
But as Christians, we are called and encouraged to hope. The God kind of hope never disappoints. That’s a guarantee.
This guarantee is also why I am allowing my mindset to be changed.
When hard times come, when people fail, that’s a bummer. But guess what? Those times go away. A stinky attitude and a bad worldview doesn’t.
Here’s my advice: Don’t let past circumstances dictate your standard of living or your standard of thinking. Life is already messy enough.
Find a way to hope for the best. I promise you won’t be sorry.