The person the disappoints you the most may be in your life to test your faith. Not your faith in them, but your faith in Christ. Many times people disappoint us in life because they do not live up to our expectations, our standards, and did not respond or act the way we think they should in a certain situation. At that point, we often say the following: “I’m done with you.”
What we tend to forget is that God is not done with them. We are all living in a process of transformation. God is refining every one of us to become who He designed us to be. We must keep that in mind when we say, “I’m done with you.” It not only communicates something to that person, it also communicates something to God when we give up on the people He died for. I think, in that moment, God may say to us, “Where is your faith?”
So what do you do with the person that disappoints you the most?
“For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus” Philippians 1:6
The reason most people become disappointed in other people is because we put too much faith in that individual. When we begin to step back and put faith in God to complete whatever He started in the people in our lives, then our level of disappointment will dramatically decrease. We begin to understand that person is a work in progress, just like us!
My challenge to you is to go to that person and let them know that no matter how disappointed you are with them, you still believe that God started a good work in them the day that they were born, and you believe that He will continue that work until the day that He comes.