I had just graduated from college. Law school was in my future. After untold hours of preparation, application-completing, essay-writing, hundreds of dollars of fees, and not a few prayers, I waited for the answers to come.
And they did.
I didn’t go to law school.
Sometimes the best thing that can happen is exactly what we don’t want to have happen.
It’s been my experience that disappointments have a way of internally refining us far more than met desires do…if we let them.
We don’t have to like when it happens this way. We certainly don’t wish for it. But as long as we don’t freak out when it does happen, we can emerge on the other side, better for it.
In what can only be describes as a paradox, sometimes the thing that makes us better, is, at least initially or longer, the thing we don’t see or understand.
Hang in there. There’s a process at work. There’s more happening than you and I can know.