Delay is not denial– Probably every child realizes that they rarely receive everything
they want and hardly ever get what they really want the first time they ask for it.
In fact usually they don’t. So they begin building a case to convince a parent how much
they need this new scooter or American Girl Doll.
They may even “resort to desperate measures” to demonstrate how urgent their
“need” is. Sometimes it works but sometimes not. …
Extenuating circumstances complicate this process. . .if a birthday is coming soon,
the chances of getting what they want increases significantly. However, if the
holidays have come and gone and our birthday is six months away, we become more
intentional about finding a way to get what we want. Or. there may be times when
we give up on something and “throw in the towel”.
As years fly by, most adults experience disappointments and some become
cynical and guard just how “hopeful” they allow themselves to become. Naturally, this
can creates a negative perspective if we allow it to do so. It is a decision we make.
Often it works out that such disappointments actually serve to help us stay strong and
keep hope for future goals.
So, hold onto hope especially in trials as you continue your journey .