3 Ways people react to disappointments and setbacks – Yomi Adewale
Disappointments and setbacks are basically the reversal or check-in progress that may happen in the life of a person’s:
- Physical and mental Health
- Spiritual life
When these setbacks and disappointments occur in a person’s life, there are three ways people can react to these. Your reactions or choice of reactions depends on how much you believe in what the bible says in Phil 4 vs 7:
KJV: “And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
When most people encounter different forms of setbacks or disappointments in life, they tend to go into a deep depression and continue to manipulate and engage in mind destroying thoughts that do not please God. These people have refused to obey what the bible says in 1 Peter 5:7:
“Cast all your anxiety (burden) on him because he cares for you.”
They feel that sadness and sorrow is the way of their situation, unknowingly to them, the devil uses this as a tactic for suicidal thoughts and mental breakdown leading to the psyche ward.
We have other people who deal with such disappointments and setbacks with extreme frustration and anger vented upon others who have nothing to do with their problems.
These kinds of people end up becoming:
- Wife beaters
- Child abusers and molesters
- Public fighters
- Haters of God and his word
These people do not know what the bible says about their situation in
“I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world, you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
3. Gladness (Hope):
This set of people are readers and doers of the word of God. They understand that weeping may endure for the in the night but joy cometh in the morning; Psa 30 vs 5.
They see positivity in every situation and work towards becoming better by using the resources available to them through the wisdom of God.
The joy of the Lord is their strength and just like their master Jesus, they turn water to wine.
Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
1 Peter 4:13
But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed.
Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.
Yomi Adewale is a marriage councillor, conference speaker, teacher of God’s word, Senior Lecturer at the College of Marital Success and also a terrific wife of Bisi Adewale, who together have authored 100s of books relating to marital success and spiritual upliftment.
Their book “Secrets of an Irresistible Husband” is one that’ll open your eyes and mind as a husband on ways of becoming a better spouse.
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