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. 


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.



  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.

    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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