Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Disappointments

This morning I was thinking about how often people disappoint me, but how Jesus never does. I don't think it matters who the person is -- anyone can disappoint us. But I think the disappointments are greater when it is someone we expect a lot from, someone we think is supposed to be a Christian, or especially someone who we think is a great Christian example to others. But really it shouldn't surprise me or cause me such great disappointment when this happens, because those people are human. I have probably disappointed people too many times to mention. I disappoint myself sometimes and wonder how I can do some of the things I do and think some of the things I think and still call myself a Christian.

Jesus is the only standard we should measure ourselves against. He is the ultimate role model and example we should try to be like. He will never disappoint.

I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. Romans 7:15

7 comments:

MondaythroughSunday said...

Well said! So true!

Kentucky Bound said...

I don't think I've ever heard it better stated.

It's hard to remember sometimes that as Christians we (or those who disappoint us) are not perfect . . . just forgiven!

Thank you for being such a blessing to me.

Amel's Realm said...

I agree with mondaythroughsunday: WELL SAID!!! I couldn't agree more, 'coz sometimes I feel the same, but then I'm reminded that I'm also the same...all stained and dirty.

Prin said...

You shouldn't be so hard on yourself. From what I get on your blog, you're a very loving and forgiving person. :)

Kay said...

I'm so glad we can count on Him!!

I tagged you on my blog.

Sandi said...

We also know if we disapoint God he is quick to forgive and still loves us.

BP said...

I'm glad he forgives us each time we mess up.

I know for myself sometimes it is really upsetting to be let down by someone I'm counting on or trust, and it is hard to remember when I feel disappointed how I am just as human as they are.