Counting on FATE or FAITH?




I have often wondered how the universe orchestrates circumstances or events in my life.. Shall I attribute it to Fate?

By Google definition, Fate is "the development of events beyond a person's control, regarded as determined by a supernatural power."

About almost 2 months ago, I came across an alley (just enough space for me to walk through - I meant figuratively here) that allowed me to explore the probability of Fate as a force that knits together a series of events in a person's life. It's when they say that the universe conspires to make things happen. I thought that's when and how a person makes his way into my life.

But then I thought there must be some greater force than just the physics of push and pull. That if I were to believe in something unseen, I might as well believe in the power of a Greater Being who made all things come to be. So I said, for me, I will count on Faith plus a little effort from me which I think wouldn't even be necessary. 

Borrowing the Google's definition, Faith is "complete trust or confidence in someone or something.

Take note of the key word above - "Complete". 

In the past, I have always struggled with surrendering fully. I always think that I have to do something on my part to make things happen. Something over and above what's sensible or reasonable. (And I have mentioned this in one of my previous blogs === what I gave up for LENT). Just recently, I did what I considered as a leap of faith. I gave up any control on what might be and lifted up everything, sending all my prayers to Heaven. Everyday for the last 40 days. So I started to wait and persist in prayer. Then came the answer. I admit the answer saddened me. But at least I got an answer. 

Oftentimes in life, I passionately wish for something which may not be given in my favor in the end. So I begin to doubt either myself or the reason by which I desired it in the first place. Perhaps, I get easily disheartened because I am only seeing one side of the picture. I get blinded by what I think is best for myself, by what I think is beautiful enough.  (Emphasis: what I THINK.) 

But now that I gained a deeper understanding of how Fate and Faith work, I kinda developed a coping mechanism, for lack of a better term, that is, to believe (Faith) that everything that happens (Fate) is for our greater good. And that every person that comes into our life is with a purpose, either to bless us or teach us a lesson. 

We just need to always have a positive spin on things and trust that we are being led to where we should be, to the Best Place there is for us. #tomorebeautifuldaysahead 


And I like to thank 3 of my angels. You know who you are. Thanks for being my rays of sunshine today. 

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This post is part of the A to Z April Challenge
a blog hop that goes through the alphabet
for all the days of April except Sundays.
Today's feature is F for FATE OR FAITH.

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  1. Thanks for sharing this story. I believe that Providence works all things together for good. I'm glad that you feel more at peace with this approach. I think it is challenging to persist in prayer and lift everything up to God. What a beautiful discipline! Makes the A to Z challenge look easy.

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    1. Thanks Bertie for reading through my blog. Yes, but it was so hard especially when you have to give up that one thing you ever wished for.. So what I just held onto is this ""But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you." Matt 6:33 after all, I prayed and I am sure He's got something greater for me and for all of us. God bless!

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