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Things happen for a reason

Hello there,

It has been quite awhile since my last post, I truly apologise. In between trying to juggle family, kids, work, and school; everything can go a little haywire. Anyway, I had a bit of a drama with my car a few days ago and I was really upset with what happened. Then I recalled something I read on facebook a few weeks ago. My regular readers would know that I am not religious in any way but this article captured my attention and I would like to share it with you here. Here it is:

Me: God, can I ask You a question?
God: Sure
Me: Promise You won’t get mad
God: I promise
Me: Why did You let so much stuff happen to me today?
God: What do u mean? …
Me: Well, I woke up late
God: Yes
Me: My car took forever to start
God: Okay
Me: at lunch they made my sandwich wrong & I had to wait
God: Hmmm
Me: On the way home, my phone went DEAD, just as I picked up a call
God: All right
Me: And on top of it all off, when I got home ~I just want to soak my feet in my new foot massager & relax. BUT it wouldn’t work!!! Nothing went right today! Why did You do that?
God: Let me see, the death angel was at your bed this morning & I had to send one of My Angels to battle him for your life. I let you sleep through that
Me (humbled): OH
GOD: I didn’t let your car start because there was a drunk driver on your route that would have hit you if you were on the road.
Me: (ashamed)
God: The first person who made your sandwich today was sick & I didn’t want you to catch what they have, I knew you couldn’t afford to miss work.
Me (embarrassed):Okay
God: Your phone went dead because the person that was calling was going to give false witness about what you said on that call, I didn’t even let you talk to them so you would be covered.
Me (softly): I see God
God: Oh and that foot massager, it had a shortage that was going to throw out all of the power in your house tonight. I didn’t think you wanted to be in the dark.
Me: I’m Sorry God
God: Don’t be sorry, just learn to Trust Me…. in All things , the Good & the bad.
Me: I will trust You.
God: And don’t doubt that My plan for your day is Always Better than your plan.
Me: I won’t God. And let me just tell you God, Thank You for Everything today.
God: You’re welcome child. It was just another day being your God and I Love looking after My Children…
We all face adversities and difficulties; some more challenging than others. I am a firm believer that things happen for a reason; still it was difficult for me to get over the car problem. The point of sharing this story is to show you that it is a matter of perspective and faith. In the perfect world, everything should go our way but in the real world, it is not like that. We need to accept that in life there are too many things that are beyond our control. All we can do is to do our best and trust that there is a bigger and better plan that is already in place.
If you are reading this post and life had just thrown you a curve ball and you got hit in the face (like me); I hope that this post will offer you a little comfort that despite how we perceive our difficulty, there is a reason why it is happening to us. Do not despair because when you do, you close your mind to life lessons and possibilities that this curve ball is designed to teach you.
I will end today’s post with one of my favorite quote:
“Everyone wants happiness
 Nobody wants pain
 but you can’t have a rainbow
 without a little rain”
rainbow and pain

 

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