“Sometimes your most disappointing disappointments have become your greatest blessings. Sometimes the planting of a seed necessitates its death, the death of your fondest hopes, before it can be reborn to bear the fruits of new life and new opportunity.” [UB 48:6.36]
Thought Adjuster: “If you equate disappointments with failures, you are, indeed, ‘failing’ to perceive the fresh opportunities they bring into your lives. A personal fiasco may be a way for the universe to get you to a halt when you are heading in the wrong direction—thus sparing you more grief and regrets. Divine intervention may be disguised as anti-climactic happenstances that extract you from ‘what you suck at’ to nudge you toward ‘what you excel at’—drastic conversion experiences.
By trusting in your divine Guidance and ending your prayerful petitions for support with the wise disclaimer “but my will is to do Your will,” you install some safety valves in your undertakings. Whenever they get nipped in the bud, you can deduct that they were not meant to be. It is not a let-down but a reorientation.
“What do You have in store for me?” is the open-ended question you should ask. It is far better than the self-deprecating “Why can’t I get anything right?” or the accusatory “Why are You letting me down?”
To all of the above, the Father will consistently answer: “I will make it up to you”--never lip service on His part. For safety reasons, He may place roadblocks in your way; rest assured that He has already strategically positioned detour signs to lead you to your legitimate destination.
The emotional challenges of disappointments force you to address unpleasant sentiments and wanting reactional patterns. By facilitating their transformative alchemy, you will extract valuable soul nutrients out of these metaphorical sour lemons. They will make you stronger and wiser. Isn’t it what you need to grow toward emotional self-mastery and spiritual enlightenment?
Acknowledge the personal blessings birthed through the labor pains of disappointments. “Father, thank You for the good contained in this difficult situation” should be your thanksgiving. It will help you cope while applying their hard-earned practical lessons toward the stellar success of divinely-sponsored undertakings.”