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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Appointment (02/09/12)

TITLE: Never Be Dis-appointed Again
By Juliana Gonzalez
02/15/12


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Have you ever missed an appointment? Most of us have at least once. Some of us miss appointments on a regular basis. I remember one season of my life when I was so busy that I had to reschedule the same appointment three times. It’s a good thing the office didn’t have a maximum rescheduling limit. I could just imagine the secretary’s response to my third call, “I’m sorry, you have rescheduled too many times. I’m afraid I’m going to have to dis-appoint you.” Nobody would believe it! But, then again, how many times do we allow that scenario to be played out in our own lives?

Instead of a doctor’s office, it is our own conscious saying, “I’m sorry, self, you have messed up too many times and lost your appointment. You have missed your calling. You have been dis-appointed.”

In John 15:16, Jesus tells the disciples that He chose and appointed them to bear fruit that remains. The Greek definition of the word appoint in this scripture is “to place.” Unlike my decorating style, when the Lord places something, he does not intend on changing it the next day. He is resolute in his decisions. Just like the disciples, the Lord has chosen us to bear fruit that remains, nothing we do is going to make Him remove that appointment from our lives.

Of course, some may wonder, "How do I bear the kind of fruit that remains?" The answer is found in the very next verse: “These things I command you, that you love one another.” (John 15:17 NKJV)

So the next time we feel like we have failed our test or missed our calling, we can take comfort in the knowledge that we will never run out of opportunities to show love to someone. Our next appointment may just be right around the corner.


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Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 02/16/12
I enjoyed this short but to the point message. I laughed about the three limit cancellation policy because that did happen to me. I dread going to new doctors and used every excuse. I was told if I cancelled again, they wouldn't see me. As it turns out, that doctor literally saved my life. How sad that I spent two years of suffering because of my fears! Great message on the topic.
CD Swanson 02/16/12
Oh my gosh - this sounds like me! My doctor made a comment out loud in the waiting room - "you finally showed up after numerous cancellations?" I felt like a child, and wanted to fall through the floor!

Nicely done - and well written. I enjoyed it.

God Bless you~
Leola Ogle 02/21/12
Nice devotional! Thanks for sharing! God bless!
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 02/23/12
Congratulations for ranking 10th in level three!