Life tends to happen as we are either doing one of two things.
- forcing something to happen (or)
- watching it all pass by
Either way, life still happens. It doesn’t stop and let you strap up your boots tighter, it doesn’t wait for you to get your shit together and prepare, it keeps on.
Ive been trying to figure out how to find the balance of letting things happen and making my life turn out the way I want it to.
There is no rhyme or reason to why things happen, at least that we can see. But I do believe that He has a hand in it all, and the hardest part for me is giving up the reins. Yea, you may not believe in a higher power, I just do. But as much as I shake my fists when things don’t work out, I usually end up being glad that they worked out the way they did.
Meaning, I have met some great people from the oddest of places. I have put myself in the most awkward of places to push the envelope or make some thing happen. All in all it’s usually worked out.
So go for it. Push the envelope-Don’t let it all pass you by; because it will. We will blink and a season will have gone by, and then we will blink again and an entire season of life will have passed and we will be sitting in the stands watching our child walk the stage at college graduation.
We will think about the good times and the bad, and we will remember the people who have come and gone, and we will feel the pain of yesterday and we will feel the nerves of tomorrow. There is no guarantee in anything, not an investment, not a work hard, and not even a smile-but there is hope.