I hope that you have enjoyed my weekly devotionals thus far and look forward to coming back each week. If you are just starting my devotional, then WELCOME! Feel free to go back to read the past weeks or continue on from here for a positive start to your week. You can read why I started this devotional over at WEEK 1.
Each week will include a message, verse, question, and action to keep at the forefront of your mind and get you through the week on an uplifted note.
As you entered this school year or season of life you may have hoped to become the captain of your cheer squad or sports team, or maybe dreamt of a promotion at work. For some reason, someone else was granted the lead or the promotion. This can become extremely disappointing and frustrating since you know your skill set and what you can offer.
Whatever you may be striving for today.. do not lose hope. God always wants what is best for you as long as you aren’t putting your success above all else. Remember that when we focus on God’s plan for us, we begin to live out the success He wants for us- even if that means not being the absolute best when we want to be.
Feeling disappointed leads to frustration that can cloud our mind and keep us down. If we stay in this state than there is no chance for us to see where He wants us to be. When we focus on Him and the good of our situation rather than the disappointment, we begin to encourage our other teammates and co-workers, taking our mind off of our own wants and living out God’s will in our lives.
Before we know it.. something beautiful falls into place that was His plan all along.
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (NIV)
Am I frustrated or disappointed for not being where I want to be right now?
Continue pressing on towards your dreams and goals, all while tuning into and praying for what God may want for you. If you’re not sure what that may be, pray for the patience and clarity to know.