If I were to leave this world, the one thing that I would my children understand is that nothing in life just happens. Sometimes, we'd like to all say that we distinctively masterfully planned our own course and that things went exactly how we figured, but this is not so in most of our lives. Some of us never knew what we wanted to be and surely it is clear as I look at a lot of adults who are saddened and lost, indecisiveness still hunts them. But God!
Who could have ever told me that I'd be a teenaged mother turned pastor in 1987 when I first entered high school? I would have laughed in their face and said, "Not me!” Then I look at all the turns and detours my life has taken. Some were to keep me protected (from my very own self), and some were to walk me into situations that would forever be etched in my life as the moment I learned or gained instrumental wisdom. So whether protection or learning, every event was etched specifically in my life as a defining moment and for my good.
So what about the times when I wanted something so badly and it didn't happen or I wasn't picked? At the time, it felt like my heart would break into. It felt like I was so close to what was purposed for me, but still so far away. Then age happened. It took years to finally now look back and see that God was there all along and I was just a student learning that nothing just happens. Whether heartache or heartbreak......it was placed in a pivotal moment in your life to expand your horizon!
Does the ache of desiring fade away once you run into a wall or should it? The answer I give will definitely start with an "N" and end with an "O"....NO! It goes back to desire and the seeds that have been planted. Some things are just not meant for us to be a part of, and some things we will have to fight our way into; but trust whether you get in, fight to be in, or never get in...God knows what's best for you. Accept what He allows and move forward knowing that beyond any shadow of doubt, you are placed in purpose and promise~ and all things will work together for your good.....so nothing just happens to you ever, but all things are working to reveal the greater good in you and for you.
Congratulations Dobrielle on becoming a part of the ULL Homecoming Court 2012! And although it may have blocked you from something you wanted so badly, understand that NOTHING JUST HAPPENS! God knows, sees, and when you truly belong to Him, your life is not your own. Represent for black women all over this world who believe in Jesus, walk in integrity, and love because it's what we are commanded to do. Your Momma!