I read a post this morning that said, “constantly torn between ‘if it’s meant to be it will be’ and ‘if you want it, go and get it.”
It strengthened my belief that we tell ourselves what we need to in order to get through it.
We see this all the time with breakups – one can decide it wasn’t meant to be and their paths will cross again if they’re meant to, or they can decide that they must go after that person in order to be with them.
This is what makes life so difficult – because there is no manual, there is no one mantra or lifestyle that works for everyone.
Followers of Jesus are reading this saying “of course there is; the Bible is the instruction manual” which I agree with to a degree as far as how to learn good from bad, right from wrong, and basic ways to act…but the Bible isn’t going to tell you when you turn 32 and get offered 3 jobs, pick option 2.
We have to make choices every single day and many of us are afraid to make them because we don’t want to make the wrong one.
I challenge you to try to look at life as if there are no wrong choices.
Everything is a learning experience.
Even if it turns out badly – don’t beat yourself up for the decision, because at one point it was what you wanted. Maybe now you’re wiser and if you could go back and change it you would, but you from 2 weeks 2 months 2 years ago didn’t know, and it’s what you wanted, and it’s okay that it didn’t turn out how you wanted.
You’re strong and you’ll keep going because you deserve happiness and fulfillment.