Do Not Be Discouraged

Encouragement and Personal Development

everything happens for a reasonSometimes people come into your life and you know right away that they were
meant to be there. To serve some sort of purpose, teach you a lesson or
help figure out who you are or who you want to become.

You never know who these people may be but when you lock eyes with them, you
know that very moment that they will affect your life in some profound way.
And sometimes things happen to you at the time that may seem horrible,
painful and unfair, but in reflection you realize that without overcoming
those obstacles you would have never realized your potential, strength, will
power or heart.

Everything happens for a reason. Nothing happens by chance or by means of
good luck. Illness, injury, love, lost moments of true greatness and sheer
stupidity all occur to test the limits of your soul. Without these small
tests, life would be like a smoothly paved, straight, flat road to nowhere.
Safe and comfortable but dull and utterly pointless.

The people you meet affect your life. The successes and downfalls that you
experience can create who you are, and the bad experiences can be learned
from. In fact, they are probably the most poignant and important ones.

If someone hurts you, betrays you or breaks your heart, forgive them because
they have helped you learn about trust and the importance of being cautious
to whom you open your heart.

If someone loves you, love them back unconditionally, not only because they
love you, but because they are teaching you to love and to open your heart
and eyes to little things. Make every day count.

Appreciate every moment and take from it everything that you possibly can,
for you may never be able to experience it again.

Talk to people you have never talked to before, and actually listen. Let
yourself fall in love, break free and set your sights high.

Hold your head up because you have every right to. Tell yourself you are a
great individual and believe in yourself, for if you don’t believe in
yourself, no one else will believe in you. Create your own life and then go
out and live it.

“If you take your eyes off your goals, all you see are obstacles.”

3 thoughts on “Everything happens for a reason

  1. Your words came at a most appropriate time in my life right now. I was moved to tears by the truth in them and know deep in my heart and soul that there is a reason for the challenges I am facing right now. Thank you for remaining open to the Holy Spirit as He speaks words of comfort and wisdom through you. God bless you!

  2. i read this at the right time of my i know how to trust people that i met.and appreciate every little moment in my life.and the most important message here is to trust myself more than anything 🙂 may God guide us in everything we do 🙂

  3. this message comes at a ‘right’ time. two friend’s marriages are crumbling for different reasons and I am praying for all involved. I have to keep asking the question: What are you trying to teach me in all of this Lord? over and over…

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