Have you ever asked the question above? (Perhaps you're even asking this question right now.)
I have. Multiple times.
But this newsletter won't be about me offering my opinion on, or even telling you, what is the "right" answer.
What I would like to share with you are some reflections I've had, to hopefully help you find the "right" answer for you.
Death is just around the corner.
We don’t know when we will die, but sooner or later, we will all die. This is one of the things in this world that we can’t avoid. Knowing this, we should ask ourselves
- “Am I living the life I wanted for myself?”
- “Am I honoring the person I am meant to become?”
- “What is really important for me?”
- “Am I honoring the gifts and potential within me?”
- “When I’m on my dying bed, can I look back in my life and honestly say that I don’t have any regrets and that I have lived a full life?”
God works in mysterious ways.
It can be frustrating when our prayers are not answered the way we want it to be answered. It can be frustrating when we are lost and unsure of the “what”, “where”, and the “how” in our journey in life. It is difficult to understand and accept when people, things, and opportunities are taken away from us. Though it may not make sense the moment it is happening, Life will reveal to us why certain things happened in the past.
You get to choose how to move onward.
It’s okay to take a rest. It’s okay to get lost. It’s okay to make a detour. It’s even okay to go back to where we were if that is what is needed. These are okay (and sometimes even necessary) as long as we continue to move onward with our lives. As we continue our journey in life, we should be open to God’s leading. Perhaps, the place we thought is for us is just the prelude to what really is in store for us.
Peace, Love, and Light!