It’s all a part of the plan y’all.
In the past, I would often hear the phrase “everything happens for a reason.” Of course I didn’t really grasp it until I got a few years of living under my belt. Yea I knew what it meant when I heard it, but what I didn’t know at that time was how diving deeper into that phrase could positively affect my outlook on life. You see, saying everything happened for a reason didn’t really give me the answers I was searching for. It just made me more anxious to seek the reason for each situation. Fast forward to now, and the phrase “everything happens for a reason” has a more profound meaning for me - one that satisfies my curiosity and puts me at ease. Instead of chalking a crazy situation up to the old “everything happens for a reason” cliche, I now look at my circumstances as pieces to a puzzle that make up this beautiful journey I’m on.
Whenever I’m in an uncomfortable situation (or comfortable situation), on a job I don’t like (or one that I love), or dealing with a difficult person (or a pleasant person), I remind myself that I was supposed to meet these people and encounter these situations in order to get to the next phase in my life. Everything we deal with and every person who comes into our lives are here to reveal something vital about ourselves. There are lessons and skills we must acquire from each of our encounters in order to proceed to our next journey. And you better believe when we fail to grasp these lessons/skills, we repeat the encounters/situations until we do grasp them (let that sink in for a second). I think back to past, failed relationships I was in or jobs I had that I felt were beneath my skill set. I despised being in those moments and environments, but I had to go through them, because without them - I wouldn’t be me, nor would I have been prepared for forthcoming situations.
EVERYTHING we deal with is all a part of a grand scheme. Everyone you meet, every job, every encounter, every situation has purpose. It or they come into our lives to prepare us for what lies ahead. If I don’t get something I’ve been waiting to receive, I now tell myself that there is either a purpose for it or a lesson to be learned. Now days if I come in contact with a person that irks my nerves, I ask myself, “What is this person here to teach me or show me about myself?” When we are in the midst of difficult situations we can’t see the purpose, and oftentimes we don’t understand why they are happening. But if we approach each situation going forward with the mindset that it has purpose (even though it may not be promptly revealed) and is needed in order to teach us something or propel us to the next phase of our lives, I’m willing to bet that even the most confusing situation will be that much more manageable.