Destiny is said to be the events that will necessarily happen to a particular person or thing in the future. We say people are “destined” for greatness, that your “destiny” awaits, and when things (usually favorable) happen even when it seems it shouldn’t, we call it fate.
“Destiny”, and “fate” are two ideas that have been a bit tricky for me. At times, it is confusing to try to reconcile our freewill with an omniscient and sovereign God who “saw my unformed substance; in [His] book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me” (Psalm 139:16). God has numbered my days, but what about what happens during those days? I believe that God knows and is never surprised, but how much do the decisions I make actually matter? Do my decisions and actions change things, or am I headed for a single “destiny” that is unchanging? If my individual decisions didn’t matter so much, boy, my life would be a lot easier – we all know how indecisive I am. Continue reading “#WVW 36 // Destiny”
I’ve always been a sensitive person. There have been many times in my life when I wished this wasn’t the case, because being “sensitive” is often seen as a negative. Today, during one of my endless scrolls through Facebook, I came across an article on emotional intelligence which suggested that people with a high emotional intelligence aren’t easily offended; they have thick skin because they know who they are.
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A question I have wrestled with all throughout this past year.
What makes you feel alive?
I graduated from college almost exactly a year ago. Can we just take a moment. Time flies. I guess time flies even when you feel lost, when you feel like you’re wandering, and when you just feel like you’re kind of floating through life. That’s been me a lot of days this past year. And over this past year, in the many very dramatic moments I felt “dead”, I’ve reflected a lot on what it is that gets me going, what makes my heart beat and my eyes light up, what makes me feel alive. If I can just find that thing, then I can find a career path to match, and I can finally feel alive!
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Willpower is a bit confusing to me, because I think I both have it and I don’t. Good work ethic, determination..I have those. One thing I’ve learned throughout my life is how to do the things you really don’t want to do, but you have to – dreadful classes, group projects, going to basketball practice, high school summer homework..the list goes on. But nothing has taught me this more than working 40 hours a week, roughly an hour commute from home, at a job that is not interesting or exciting to me in the slightest, for the past 10 months. Some days I really have to muster up every ounce of willpower I have to get myself going. I’ll be honest, some nights the thought of going to work the next morning is so utterly frustrating that it could bring me to tears because I feel so stuck. And then I feel like a spoiled, ungrateful brat, and suck it up and do the dang thing.
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