2005-07-23 - Ignoring the Voice of Disappointment
At the end of every school year, my elementary school held a friendly game of kickball, with the students playing against the school staff. In my five years at the school, I was never chosen to play in the annual game, I just participated as a spectator. It was hard watching my classmates get to kick, run, and laugh, wondering what it would be like to play against the principal. Perhaps the physical education teacher wanted to spare my feelings because I wasn't a good kickball player, or my exceptional cheering from the sidelines helped motivate the team.
Although I no longer have the desire to play a game of kickball, the feeling of disappointment still lingers, if I let it. Instead of listening to that voice, I've turned my attention to believing how special I am to God.
Luke 12:6-7 (NIV) Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. Neither my friends, family members, nor I have ever set aside time during the day to count the long strands of hair on my head. Have you? God does! He is that concerned about us!
Neither my friends, family members, nor I, ever set aside time during the day to count the long strands of hair on my head. Have you? God does! He is that concerned about us.
Lord, Thank You that every detail about myself is important to you. Please show me when I begin to doubt Your love and fall into the trap of disappointment. May I always see myself as You see me. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.