Over the weekend I experienced another wave of disappointment in this whole job search process. Disappointment is hard, isn't it? However, I have Sean, great friends but most importantly God to pick me up when disappointment comes my way. In fact He knows the disappointment I will face, He is not surprised by it.
Disappointment is plainly a fact of life. No one will go through life and not experience disappointment at one time or another. Disappointment is hard, it can hurt, it is discouraging and it can leave you with either two options - allow the disappointment to set you back or you can fight through the disappointment to make you stronger.
To help me get through the disappointment I had this weekend, there were several things that helped.
1. Acknowledging what I was feeling - hurt, anger, disappointment, etc. When recognizing the feeling, it is easier to work through the emotions.
2. Seek out God - He wants to help us during the good and the bad, through the triumphs and the tribulations. While sometimes He won't the hurt or disappointment go away, He will use the situation to strengthen our faith in Him and that is the best outcome I can think of through all of this disappointment.
3. Sean and I stuck with our plans to attend church Saturday evening. I could have easily said no I don't feel like going to church, but feeling and knowing what you should do are two very different thoughts.
4. I kept plans with a friend I had made for Saturday night before the disappointing news came. Again, instead of canceling because I didn't feel like going out, I hung out with my friend, realized things weren't too bad, had a lot of laughs by the end of the evening and was grateful for the great friends God has provided me. Nachos and a beer weren't a bad way to help as well.
5. Retail therapy on Sunday afternoon with some friends isn't a bad way either to help sort through my emotions following the disappointment. I mean green jeans, no one can't help but smile at
green jeans :-)
6. Laughing and there is plenty of that in my household. Between my husband's silly jokes and the random silly stuff my dogs do, laughter is a sure fire way to help get over disappointment. I mean is Kimbia really comfortable sleeping like this with her paw hanging down?
By the end of the weekend, while the disappointment still hurt, I knew it wouldn't linger on, that God has another plan and I just have to continue to trust Him through all of this and even when future disappointments come my way, I can read through this list and realize you can get over it.
How was your weekend? Tell me I want to know!