You can't plan your day. I've never been a fan of plans. Whether it was for a vacation or even a blog post. Each day, pre-designed and pre-destined. God allows us for a little leeway in our game of life but ultimately, everything falls to His hand. I believe that wholeheartedly. I don't try to change the things I cannot. I try to accept the hand that is dealt. It's not always clear why we are going through the things we are going through, but eventually you are shown the way. It is what I call the "ah ha" moment. It's when you plan to do your laundry, but end up on the beach. You don't know why. Someone drowns. You are there to save them. You were supposed to be separating your wash, but you were at the beach. Why?
You were meant to be there.
I am certain you are all believing that this post is about to launch into one of my long-winded posts about a certain something that happened to me. It isn't. This post is meant to be nothing more than a reminder that each of you were placed upon this earth for a specific reason. There is nothing out there that is greater than you. There is nothing out there that is out of your reach. Most importantly, there is nothing out there that you cannot handle. You are never steering your ship alone. It may feel that you are perpetually alone. You aren't. Somewhere, out there, there is someone who is experiencing your pain, your suffering, your angst and your agony. Somewhere out there, someone is dealing with something far worse than you are.
Somewhere out there, someone gave up the fight.
Times are uncertain right now. War. Disease. Famine. Pain. Poverty.
Please remember, you are meant to be here. You may not understand why right now. It may seem overwhelming. You may just want to throw in the towel. Please reconsider. There is purpose in everything you say, everything you do.
No matter what you believe, someone out there would be devastated if you were no longer with us. Your life bears weight in someone elses. You are someones shining star and guiding light. It is easy to believe that you aren't.
Allow yourself time to question. Allow yourself time to grieve. Allow yourself time to forgive. Allow yourself time to forget.
Then, move on. You are part of the design. You are not fate. You are destiny. Reach outward. Reach upward and when you are most confused...