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How to Handle Disappointment

1 Comment 07 November 2012

Half the nation dances in the streets (at least on the inside) today, while half mourns. Typically, elections result in similar circumstances—especially when vote counts are so close you need a magnifying glass.

So, how do folks handle their disappointment?

Just like they would any other. Here are a few ideas:

  • Allow yourself time to grieve. God gave us emotion. He created us to feel—whether those feelings be joyous or depressed. Trying to snap out of a down mood may not allow you the necessary time to process your grief. The amount of time is different for everyone. Don’t feel pressured to rush the process.
  • Don’t wallow in the sadness. Doing so could lead to depression and anxiety—things I’ve experienced firsthand after job loss and financial crises. Allow the Holy Spirit to fill you. Experience joy right where you are.
  • Remember that God is still God. In his sovereign, powerful state, nothing goes unnoticed by him.
  • Talk it out. Vent to others with similar viewpoints. Being a sounding board to one another can help you process your disappointment.
  • Take action. What can you actively do to combat the disappointment—no matter if it comes from making a bad grade on a paper or not getting invited back for a second interview? Pray. Look for ways you can be proactive. It might even help if you get involved in activities related to your grief. Face it head on.

Think of it this way:

  • Deal—Don’t hide from circumstances. Face them head on.
  • Heal—Do whatever is necessary to promote restoration.
  • Zeal—Instead of allowing your disappointment to render you incapable of advancing, move forward with gusto and embrace new challenges.

Deal, heal and zeal your way to thriving!

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