Five months ago I started out on a journey of self-discovery. I made a decision to spiritually invest in my own life what I had been spiritually investing into the lives of others. I did not know where the journey would take me. I chose to just trust the process and believe that all would work to my highest and best.
I know that the journey has not ended. However, on this road to self-discovery I have come to a point of change. I came to a cross in the road where I had to make another decision about which way I would go. I have come to a point of change. I came to a cross in the road where I had to make another decision about which way I would go.
In my life’s journey, I have come to believe when we get to these points of change, all of the options can and will work out. Some roads may be a little more challenging that others but there are still lessons to learn from them. You do eventually get through them and you end up where you are supposed to be.
Yes, it is possible to have made a better choice. But I believe that if all roads were not possible to travel, they would not be there as options. Too often I think we put the right and wrong labels where we really should be putting good, better, best and maybe not as good instead. The “not as good” choice may have a more challenging lesson to learn behind it, however. I have found in my life’s experiences that all things have worked for good, even the things that I labeled as bad or “mistakes” have actually brought me to good.
A few years back, I came to realize that there are no mistakes in the Universe. As tough as things can be and as rough as life can get, I still believe this. I believe it because I believe that all things work together for good to those who love God and are loved by God. That includes everyone. So if I believe this statement, how could there be mistakes?
I have accepted this as my truth because it is true for me. It has made my life much easier because I know that regardless of what happens things will always work out. It does not mean that I don’t have moments where I think about the alternative choices and what could or would have happened. I remind myself about where I am in my life’s path and where I have been and then I can see for myself that it all works out regardless of which road you choose.
I have not always taken the road well-traveled where the trail has been blazed and you can clearly see for miles. I have taken instead quite a few roads less traveled. They have been challenging. I have had to learn new ways of negotiating the journey. I have seen things that were not visible from the other roads I could have taken. There were times when I had to travel alone and face fears. But I survived. I am still here to tell my story which is not that much different from many others. By experience, I know that every road has its own challenges and lessons to be learned. That is part of the purpose of the journey. And as the song says, “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” So for all who have not died on the journey, you really are stronger, more knowledgeable and wiser.
I came to this crossing and decision in March to take a road that leads me back to my homeland, the South. I know with this decision to take this road, a new course has been set with new challenges and lessons to learn experience and grow. I know there will also be a new level of joy, a new vision and possibilities that I cannot see or know at this time. It is the same with every choice and decision we make. There is no need to fear. There is no need to second guess and hope it is not a mistake because I don’t believe that there are any mistakes in the Universe. The free will which was given to us by our Creator was given so we would have opportunity to choose these experiences by which we could learn and grow. You can always choose to take a different path if you find you don’t like the one you are on.
At the end of this month, May 2017, I move forward on my path to a new experience. I look forward to seeing what else is on this journey of discovery. I love this life.