There are many times when our life takes a turn that is both unexpected and unwanted. Of course, last week I posted a part of my story that many would say fits this category. Sometimes we find ourselves grieving in the same way we grieve when someone passes on; but we are grieving the loss of a life that we had created in our thoughts.
These preconceived ideas when held too tightly can have the same effects as losing a best friend. Preconceptionism yes, I know it’s not really a word, but it is real and a problem for some. If you recall in my post Know Your Destination; Find Your Destiny, I wrote about how we need to know where we want to end up but to allow the Holy Spirit to guide us to our destination. Preconceptionism is trying to map ever point along the trip to your destination and then being devastated when a point along the way wasn’t what you expected.
The core of life is the unexpected events that build our character. Bad things will happen and they will either shape us or break us. People are imperfect and in their imperfection they will disappoint us. It is a matter of flexibility that determines our outcomes in these circumstances. If we know that life will continually throw us a curve ball and people are fallible; then we can prepare for those times by making a decision to work with life’s circumstances and overcome them and to quickly forgive those people who do things that hurt us whether intentional or not.
The funny thing about forgiveness is that it sets us free from the pain of being wronged but it doesn’t restore us from ever having been wronged.
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