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Motivational Minute:
Blessings in the Midst of Disappointments

Life is filled with disappointments – you didn’t get that job you wanted, that big project you just completed is less than perfect, you didn’t do everything you wanted to do when your kids were growing up, someone else got credit for the job you did. Yes, life is filled with disappointments, but it’s also filled with joy, wonder and, most importantly, love. You didn’t get that job you wanted, but in the time you were trying to land that job, you learned a great deal about your own passions, personality, and so many of the possibilities you had never before seen. That project isn’t perfect, but in the process of doing it, you learned a lot of lessons on how to improve your craft so that, next time, you won’t make those same mistakes again. You missed doing some of the things with and for your kids over the years, but you somehow managed to build intimate connections with them that far surpass any one thing you may have overlooked. Someone else took credit for a job you did, but nothing can steal the fulfillment and satisfaction you felt in a job well done. In front of us are two paths – one that bears disappointment and one that manifests joy. Proverbs 16:25 reads, There is a path before each person that seems right, but it ends in death. Matthew 7:13-14 further illuminates this truth, as it reads, Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. The path we choose is ours to decide.

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