Ain’t That The Truth?

 

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When I read this quote, I thought back to my life and was surprised I found nearly everything I thought “happened to me” that was painful, devastating, hard to take or heartbreaking (at least when it came to relationships) I had to go through all this to walk on a different path.
Most situations I was in, which I thought made me happy, were only a short illusion and neither one of them was good.

Now, each one of us, I think, has a different way to think “who” did change my/his/her situation. Some might think, it was ‘Karma,’ some may think it was, what it was, some may think, our life follows a certain path, and some others, including me, might think, God decided to show me a better direction.

One of my best friends once told me several times already: “God might have other plans with you.” And I think she’s right. However, it seems He’s quite busy keeping me on the path He has designed for me. My sense of orientation must be extremely lousy when He had to lead me back to the road ever so often.

I’m curious when I need to be saved the next time. But how do I know I’m going in the wrong direction, or I’m walking off the path that was created for me? Is this the ‘sense of life’ everybody speaks about? To know when to walk in the right direction, the one that takes you where you need to go? The one path that takes you directly to the Stairway to Heaven?

I sometimes wonder, what the future holds for me. But then: If we knew it ahead: Wouldn’t life be boring?


Picture courtesy of: https://www.insightforliving.ca/about/chuck-swindoll

Charles Rozell “Chuck” Swindoll (born October 18, 1934) is an evangelical Christian pastor, author, educator, and radio preacher. He founded Insight for Living, headquartered in Frisco, Texas, which airs a radio program of the same name on more than 2,000 stations around the world in 15 languages. He is currently senior pastor at Stonebriar Community Church, in Frisco, Texas.  (source: Wikipedia.com)

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17 thoughts on “Ain’t That The Truth?

  1. Hi Aurora, I respect everyone’s point of view for we are all different with unique mind-sets. But for me, I believe in chance rather than fate and am a Humanist. I care very much about people and what makes them what they are. I also believe that what doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger…I had an unwanted period of suffering from Agoraphobia and depression years ago (caused by too many deaths of family members and friends) and emerged a more empathetic person. If you are basically a good person, it matters not that you are religious, non-religious, or somewhere in between. Don’t forget men wrote the Bible and other religious tomes…Peace and happiness be with you. Joy xx.

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    1. Thanks for your view on things, Joy.
      See, if you permit me to say it bluntly: Most things in my life were directed by others. My life was NOT pleasant and it did definitely not take the direction I wanted it to take. II agree with you: It doesn’t matter if I’m religions or not, but however: I’m unhappy and lonely. And believe me, I’m not such a bad person that I deserve it. So, what’s wrong with life that it punishes me?

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    2. In reply to Joy. 2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

      Yes, men did put pen to parchment (not velum, as some say – those who wrote the books of the Bible and copied them were poor people who couldn’t afford velum). They did write the Bible, under the “inspiration of God.”

      Our paths are directed by God, and yet He gives us the free will to choose which path we take. Let me leave you with another verse that will explain why things that don’t work out for us who believe do result in a better road ahead.

      Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

      Being led to the right path doesn’t always work for those who will not trust God.

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  2. Great post, really enjoyed it. Thought provoking. And for the record I’m one of those people who if offered the chance to go back in time and change things, I wouldn’t. Everything we’ve ever done or experienced shapes us. Whether for good or bad is up to the individual. And as hard as it is sometimes, I’ve learned from a LOT of bone-headed mistakes and have tried to do better. I’ll admit those mistakes and bad choices weren’t any fun, but I learned. I also learned from the painful losses which helped me grow as well.

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    1. We all learn… I think life is a constant learning process. Nobody takes only good decisions. What I think is weird is, that some people, good people, still don’t have a good life and I don’t know what to think of it.

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  3. I think you know me as something of a rebel when it comes to many things, and one of those things is the illusion that some sort of Supreme being is controlling my destiny. I do not believe this, in fact I have never believed this.

    I firmly believe that we are responsible for our own destinies and should be strong enough to accept what happens to us is not predestined, unless of course we desire it by our own decisions or actions. Sometimes our path may cross that of others, sometimes with unfortunate or even disastrous consequences, again unless you believe in some sort of vindictive streak in your God who has a personal grudge against you or he is punishing you for a past indiscretion, get over it, it’s actually called ‘Life’ and we get over it and move on.

    I Follow no preordained path, I walk where others do not walk and leave a trail….

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    1. Your trail and your path is what makes you feel is right. I have taken wrong paths in my life, tried to correct them and still ended up at a place I never wanted to be.
      No matter how one sees things. Sometimes we get what we don’t deserve.
      I just want a good life, a life I like and, like everyone, I want to be happy. Why isn’t that possible?

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  4. This is how I’ve learned to see it too. It’s been a hard road and some of those unpleasant things that led me to better things were tough pills to swallow. Nonetheless, I am happy where I am today and thankful for all that I am and have, however I got there. Cheers to you and your positive view!

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  5. Dear Aurora, There is not one, definitive answer to your plea. Life is llfe with all its buts and ifs, happy and sad times. disasters and joys. It matters not whether you are a good or bad person, there is no thyme or reason for what life dishes up! I’ve truly learned that…Life owes us N0THING. I’ve often felt guilty as I had a happy childhood and knew others who didn’t have that good fortune, but I was separated from my parents during the second world war and wasn’t born with a silver spoon in the usual place, but at least I had a spoon…Count your blessings and court nature. Reach out for what makes you happy. I’m sure you’ll find it when you least expect it.I do hope so.. Take care. Hugs. Joy xx

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