“Your journey has molded you for the greater good, and it was exactly what it needed to be. Don’t think that you’ve lost time. It took each and every situation you have encountered to bring you to the now. And now is right on time.”Asha Tyson, Writer, Public Speaker
Isn’t this just the truth? Chris and I have often talked about our lives and how each part of our journey has been a stepping stone to the next adventure. It is so true and it is important to remember during the not so great times.
Of course there will be those. There is no way one can live life without some trials and struggles and less than perfect situations. But looking back on them I have always been able to see the clarity of the situation and why it happened.
Timing may not always be “my” timing but that’s okay. There is always a way to put a positive spin on something and look at the bright side of it. I have learned, over my many years, to let go of the worry a bit and just allow myself some grace and time to adjust and reset. I wasn’t always that way but time has given me a bit of perspective, I guess, and I fret less about those things that I can not control.
Did you ever think about if this thing hadn’t happened then this wonderful thing down the road would not have happened? I do all the time. I find that the things that I have struggled with in the past end up bringing blessings in the long run. If I just allow myself the chance to look back and reflect I realize that it was indeed part of the plan all along.
Those steps along the way, those moves, those changes, those challenges, all led to growth and discovery. If we do not stretch we do not grow. I am not one to love challenges and stressful situations at all. I mean really – who does? But allowing myself the chance to see how those situations shaped me into who I am today helps me to realize that I can indeed learn from those and turn them into positives instead of negatives.
Have you ever experienced a struggle that ended up being the best thing in the end? Tell me about it in the comments and Comment for a Cause for Hospice of the Valley.
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I’m learning as I move through life that it’s the journey that’s important and not the end goal and that things will happen along that way that may change that goal. It’s been freeing in some ways to think of it that way I was of getting disappointed when things don’t happen the way I expected.
Great thoughts, Beth Ann (something to ponder at Lakeside?) knowing that we have a God who lives us personally makes it all work. Have a happy day!
No truer words were spoken. Once we realize we can´t control everything, especially time, our lives get better. It took me a long time to learn that. One day we will relaize rhat the pandemic and resulting lockdowns were not all bad. xo
Reflection is a great tool to see the plan/pattern that God has helped us with.
Plenty of struggles here that have shaped me, shown me God’s grace and enabled me to help others facing similar situations. That’s the good in the challenges.
A few years ago I started looking back on my journey. In every phase I saw my Lord’s footprints. HE has been with me every step of the way. By the Grace of God go I.
For me, the older I get the more I let go and let God. And that’s the best thing ever.