This week I heard a speaker who really caught my attention. She really got my ears to perk up when she mentioned that sometimes you feel left out of the party. When you feel left out of the party it might lead you to change who you are and what you do so that you can be invited in. I felt as though she was talking to me. For whatever reason, I have always felt different. I have been the one not invited to the party yet I try to invite everyone when I have parties. Its an odd concept.
Along those same lines I have also been working on myself and changing who I believe G-d wants me to be. I try to avoid R rated films, I don’t cuss, I don’t drink and I don’t go around having immoral relations. Its don’t do these things because I don’t believe its what I am supposed to do. I know it is not with my strength alone as I still struggle but G-d pulls me out.
Interestingly the speaker mentioned 1 Samuel 16:7 which really emphasizes not judging a book by its cover and really getting to know someone before you pass judgement, if you pass judgement at all. This verse is one I have definitely been working hard at implementing into my life. Its interesting how it can change your whole perspective.
After serving the homeless in my community this week, my group was debriefing and talking about what we liked, disliked and learned from the people we came in contact with. There was a lot of emphasis on the homeless’ faith and attitude towards life. Rarely do we hear complaints. Often we only hear sincere gratitude, thanking us for the food and prayer. Thats it. Thats all we are able to give and they respond with all they are able to do.
I realize this post may seem a bit disorganized and not seem to flow together. My main point is this choose your destiny based on the path G-d lays out before you. You may have to do work. You may shed some tears. You may not be invited to the party. But it is simply for you to have gratitude when invited in. It is for you to recognize that maybe that party is not one you were supposed to be at. It is for you to realize that G-d is in control. To see as the homeless see, which seems filled with faith and thanksgiving. Destiny does not happen in an instant. It is a constant act leading you into the future. Trust G-d and don’t judge. Love and give. In return you will find love and receive.
Destiny is not going to be the next facebook post or instagram photo. It is the life you are already living. It is coming when you least expect it. You will realize when you are there. So just hold on, dream and trust. G-d’s got this!