Have you ever felt like time is your worst enemy? Does it seem as if you never have enough time in the day to get your goals accomplished? Do you plan for items on your checklist to be done sooner than later, but before you know it, it is later and they are now just a thought because when you look up, it is the next week, the next month, or maybe even the next year? Now, you are left wondering where did the time go and why you were unable to accomplish your goals.
In spite of that, did you ever think that maybe it just was not your time that mattered?
I know that may be hard to accept because you may be the type of person who has had their life planned out since their teenage years. I know I did. Yet, life is full of unexpected events and sometimes the very things you plan for never seem to happen when you want them to. For instance, my plan was to complete college, be married, actually happily married, have two children, a two-story house with a fence and possibly a dog in my mid-twenties. I know it may sound a little cliché, but that was my plan. However, the only thing I managed to accomplish was finishing college with two degrees and student loans that I dread paying each month, which I did not successfully plan for. Now, I am left thinking about everything else, especially since I am embarking on a new decade in a couple of months.
If you can relate, I hope you are not thinking it is somehow your fault that your dreams and goals have not come into existence as of yet. I believe that there is a reason why things come to life and do not come to life and there is a season for them to come true. In all, this is something that you cannot plan, regardless of how much you strategize, how hard you work, or how many good deeds you do. Some things are just not up to you. In my opinion, this is what makes life the rollercoaster and unexpected journey that it often is. This is what also makes life seem a little unfair.
I am sure you ask yourself, why is this happening to me or why is that not happening for me? No? Perhaps, why are they married and not me? Or maybe, how did they get a job promotion and I did not? Of course there is the question, I am a good person, so when am I going to get what I deserve? In my opinion, these are questions that we often have at one point in our lives and that we often feel entitled to certain things because of who we are, what we have done, and what we have not done. This is definitely the wrong way to think about your life. In my opinion, the feeling of entitlement is…honestly, false. As a person, you are naturally born flawed and that is perfectly okay. Oxymoron isn’t it? Events will take place in their own time and it is up to you to determine how you will respond. Sometimes you will make the right decision and sometimes, you may miss the mark.
Nevertheless, that proves how life is full of unexpected twist and turns, but things will happen for you when it is the right time. I do not believe that there is no real explanation as to why and when they happen, so I think it would be helpful to stop asking those when, why, and how questions because if you notice, you never seem to receive a straight answer. Ultimately, you should believe that your season will come and when it does, it will be all in its own perfect time.