Friday, February 13, 2015

Fear of disappointment by Funmi Aboderin

Fear of disappointment 

"Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it." Proverbs 4:23

Sometimes we open up, allow ourselves become vulnerable and decide to try again..Try to let someone in… 

We risk our fear of disappointment, our vulnerability and most of all our hearts; we finally drop the guard we've kept up for so long, we do this all just to try again... to fall again. 

In hope of things working out this time around, with the same person or a new person, we give it our all, invest our time and emotions.

But the question is why do we try again? Aren't we supposed to guard our hearts above all? Why do we put our hearts at risk to try again, is it cause we believe that there is that one out there, that might not be your first love but intends on being your last love?

Or are we just insane? Do we try the same thing, over and over again, expecting a different result? 

But there are some of us that are afraid to try, because the fear of disappointment overshadows their urge to love, so they refuse to try...

They refuse to invest feelings and they refuse to fall, they decide to guard their hearts.

They go against the human nature that argues that we all long to  love and be loved.. But not these people, they believe life is perfect without having to fall....
.......after all they do not want to have to become vulnerable

The fear of disappointment overshadows everything else.

And I tell you, that's the easy way out because you never experience life till you step out of your comfort zone 

"And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love" 1 Cor 13:13