I want you to think back to what you thought your life would be like. Are you where you thought you would be? Is the life you are living now better than you imagined? Or at some point did it stray completely from where you thought you would be. I strayed to something better but I also learned a lot about what happens when life doesn’t go your way.
When Life Doesn’t Go Your Way
The other day I was thinking about where I imagined my life going when I was in high school. And then I started to laugh and realized that nothing went the way I planned.
What I Learned
My life didn’t turn out to be anything like I imagined. In fact, the image I had for my life doesn’t even come close to what it is now, and even though I do have my days where I look back and wonder where I went wrong, I still smile when I look back at the things I learned when the plans I had for myself didn’t fall into place.
Yes, you can have plans for where you see your life going.
The age you want to have kids or be married by.
Where you see your career going.
The type of house you want to live in.
And every other life mission you have for yourself.
But be honest with yourself. You cannot control life. There is only a handful of things that we are completely in control of. Other than that we must go after all of our hopes and dreams but remember that life will throw you curve balls.
So don’t feel stressed out because of the changes that come your way. The lessons you’ll learn along the way can help you become more flexible in life.
Hold Onto Your Faith
Everyone gets to a point in their life where they realize they are not in control.But if there is one thing I’ve learned in my life, it is that failure reminds us we are not God. When life doesn’t go our way, we are reminded that we are not God. We do not hold the power. And no matter how organized our Kate Spade planner may be, we do not know what will happen tomorrow or next week or five years from now.
God has a better plan for you than you could ever imagine and his plans will make you happier than you ever thought you will be, you will be just fine. God sometimes gives us what we need rather than what we want, sometimes it is best not to ask questions and try to go against the flow of what God brings to our life, sometimes it is better to look up and say I know you got this, let go and keep the faith.
You are on this earth and you are alive. So when things don’t go your way, try to push past the hurt. No, we don’t always get what we want in life. But think about this…There are people who will never have, what you have, right now!
So, stay thankful for everything. Even the hard times because hard times will make you a stronger person. Heck, your hard times might even make you a better person if you push past the hurt and learn from it.
No matter how good or bad you have it, wake up each day thankful for your life. Someone somewhere else is desperately fighting for theirs.
The Right People Will Still Be There
Sometimes people in your life will try to bring you down, but you don’t have to listen to them. Keep smiling and focusing on being positive, and remember that negative people are normally very unhappy. They want to drag you down to their level, but you can choose to not listen. You are your own person, and you don’t have to deal with problems by being negative – that is their choice, not yours.
Some of those negative people will try to bring you back down, some people will hurt you, some people will walk away, some people will give up on you, and others will stab you right in the face. Only a few good ones will stick around and respect your journey, those people are the ones that are in your life to stay and will help you become your best self.
Always Move Forward
Next time you are stressed, take a step back, inhale and laugh. Remember who you are and why you are here. You are never given anything in life that you can’t handle. Be strong. Be flexible. Love yourself. Love others. Always remember, just keep moving forward.
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