I have always been a believer that everything happens for a reason. Good or bad, every event in our lives impact us in a way that I believe ultimately betters ourselves. We may not understand why something had to occur in the moment, but the positive outcome shows itself sooner or later. I’m sure you can think of a time or two where you couldn’t understand why an event or situation had to occur, but then later realized that it was for the best.
Romans 12:12 – “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”
I believe God places obstacles in our lives to challenge us to be better individuals. When adversity hits, it allows us to become stronger and more well-rounded. The situations we face help develop and mold us into the people we are meant to be. It may hurt, it may not be what you want to happen, but it always does work out in the end.
I want to serve as encouragement to others as testimony to the claim that everything happens for a reason. There has personally been numerous amounts of times in my life where I could never understand why an event or situation happened to me. It wasn’t until later that I realized why it had to take place.
An example that jumps out to me was when I was in high school applying to colleges. My dream school that I had always wanted to attend was the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. When I got deferred and then eventually denied, I was devastated and couldn’t understand the reason behind not being accepted to the university. I can say after spending 4 years at the University of South Carolina, I am so glad I did not originally go to UNC Chapel Hill. As a testament to a positive outcome showing itself sooner or later, I am currently attending UNC Chapel Hill in one of their Masters programs.
Sometimes things have to fall apart to get better. Be patient. Everything always works out in the end. Trust the process and trust God’s plan!