Daily Devotion – September 12, 2017
Morning Motivation: Sometimes your investment will lead to disappointment, but don’t let the disappointment destroy your future. Move on.
Read: 1 Samuel 16:1-4: And the Lord said unto Samuel, How long wilt thou mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? fill thine horn with oil, and go, I will send thee to Jesse the Bethlehemite: for I have provided me a king among his sons. And Samuel said, How can I go? if Saul hear it, he will kill me. And the Lord said, Take an heifer with thee, and say, I am come to sacrifice to the Lord. And call Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will shew thee what thou shalt do: and thou shalt anoint unto me him whom I name unto thee. And Samuel did that which the Lord spake, and came to Bethlehem.
There’s few things that are tougher to deal with than disappointment. Today’s sermon teaches us that disappointment is difficult, but it shouldn’t defeat you. Too often we get so consumed by the projects we worked on or the people we poured into that we can’t recover when the results let us down. But our faith gives us a way to recover and bounce back. All you have to do is remember that you serve a God of second chances.
We usually here that God is the God of a second chance after we have failed or messed up. But the same thing applies even when we have done great and didn’t get what we want. If you’ve invested your energy, time, and money into a situation that disappointed you just remember that there is another opportunity waiting. God is always opening doors, giving chances, paving new pathways that will lead you to your success. So don’t spend today walking around defeated by disappointment. Just remember that God knows you deserve to smile again.