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Don't Allow Disappointment Keep You Down, Soar Above it, God will Help You - Bishop Agyinasare

Founder and Head Pastor of Perez Chapel International, Bishop Charles Agyinasare has encouraged all believers not to despair because of obstacles but with fortitude and God on their side, they can rise above any challenge or disappointment. 

According to him, "Disappointment is the failure to fulfil the hopes or expectations of someone, or the sadness or displeasure caused by the non-fulfilment of one’s hopes or expectations". 

He added, disappointments are a normal occurrence in life and once we are dealing with humans who are imperfect, disappointments would arise, but how one deals with it, is what is counts.

Bishop Agyinasare premised his motivation on Proverbs 13:12 “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when the desire comes, it is a tree of life”. 

In explaining the above, he used a historical account and noted that, Alexander the Great conquered Persia, but out of disappointment, he broke down and wept because his troops were too exhausted to push on to India. 

Additionally, Cecil Rhodes also opened up Africa and established an empire, but out of the disappointment of achieving less, he said in his dying words, “So little done, so much to do”.

"We all experience disappointment in life but we must make a decision that we are going to move on. This doesn’t happen automatically". Again he noted "We will have to rise up and say, we are not going to let this get the best of us but we are coming out". 

The Perez Chapel founder and leader outlined three ways on how to deal with disappointment:

1. Encourage yourself in the Lord. He quoted from 1 Samuel 30:6, “Now David was greatly distressed, for the people spoke of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and his daughters. But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God”.

With this, he expounded that, Like David, it is anticipated of us to inspire ourselves in the Lord in the day of adversity, trouble or difficulty in order to overcome situations that are disappointing in life.

2. Be of a strong spirit in the day of adversity. Expatiating on this, the Bishop said, when we fail to rise in strength and move on after a disappointment or adversity, then we are but weaklings or cowards. The Bible says in Proverbs 24:10 “If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small.” Because according to him, disappointments in life are bound to occur and we need to have a strong resolve to be able to stay afloat in the day of adversity and overcome.

3. Get involved in a productive activity. The Bishop opined that, disappointments are not forever. It is said in the book of Psalms 30:5 “Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning”. 

He added, whenever we encounter disappointments, we must not withdraw into grief and isolation or bottle up our feelings but rather we must take action and get something doing; "Take a course, volunteer some time for church work or even begin an exercise program as exercise produces endorphins which counteract depression". "Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus (1Thessalonians 5:18). 

These commentaries were part of a motivational teaching found on his official Facebook page called 'Bishop Charles Agyinasare' on the topic "Don’t Stay in Disappointment". 

Concluding on the motivation, Bishop Charles Agyinasare observed that, disappointments are bound to occur in the life of everyone but what is of paramount importance is how we can soar above them by encouraging ourselves in the Lord. 

Once this is achieved, our spirits would be stronger to able to withstand any adversity that may come our way by purposefully engaging in something productive. 

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