Friday, September 26, 2014
ALL FOR A GOOD REASON --- YOU
'Everything happens for a reason.' -- I have heard that spoken and written about for hundreds of times then and now.
When fortunes crumble, relationships disintegrate, dreams melt away, or hopes get snuffed out just like that.... they say it must be for some reason. But even to the wisest of men its reason or reasons may not be known right away, except for those already visible to the eye. Oddly its true understanding enlightenment or explanation would come much much later when the dust would have already settled down, so to speak. A dear friend, who I will always remember, said this .. 'Wait and you will know.'
I have always thought that waiting would be too late. Because the hurt, pain, disappointment, frustration, sadness, sorrow experienced would have already taken its heavy toll and leave deep scars both in the mind and heart.... and to the body as well as anxiety would have worn it down, too. All seemingly beyond repair. Or so it all seemed.
But my friend insisted... 'Wait and you will know.'
To cut a long story short, I did wait.
Time took over.
And one by one the reason or reasons unfolded itself to me. Amazingly.
I have learned.... It is when one has learned to receive peace, learned to forgive, learned to adjust one's sails on the turbulent seas of life, grown by leaps and bounds in maturity, gained a better self-worth, and seen the world and its people for its myriad of flaws and imperfections that one is able to see... truly see beyond all of that pain and hurt. And finally begin to understand the why's of it all. And best of all learn even more.. so much more. To be healed and joy be restored abundantly is its reward.
Everything happens for a reason. Definitely it's for a good reason --- You! By God's design.
Be kind to yourself; wait where the waiting should.
Don't lose your smile. God will make the waiting worthwhile.