Not getting all you want is a precursor to the rest of your life. If you learn how to respond to your disappointments humbly, you will be ready to do life well.
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Perhaps your parents were tough on you. Maybe you have difficult teachers too. Everybody has difficult people in their lives.
But wait, there is more. At some point, you will get a job. And guess what? You’ll have a difficult boss too. You might get married. Yep, you guessed it: You’ll marry an imperfect person.
I thought most of my problems were because of my parents. Then I got a job. There was an eery similarity between my problems at home and my problems on the job.
Mercifully, I caught a break. God imposed Himself into my life. I was born again (John 3:7). He reoriented my mind to another way of thinking. He pulled me from this “victim mentality play” that I scripted for my life.
If you think your parents are hard, and your primary reaction is anger, get ready for the rest of your life: It’s going to be hard for you.
Your parents are not your biggest problem. You are. And the sooner you fix that problem with gospel solutions, the better your life will be.
Time to Reflect
- How do you typically respond to your disappointments, particularly when others disappoint you?
- What do your responses to your frustrations reveal about your relationship with God? What do they tell you about you?