Have you ever looked at someone with a fit body and wonder why your love handles just won’t quit, no matter how hard you work out, while they’re over there eating donuts and looking like a Greek goddess?
Have you ever looked on as a witness to all of your friends falling in love while you are still waiting for someone – that undying love – to come to you?
And have these feelings and thoughts ever made you feel like crap because you’re just not sure what you want/need/desire will ever come to you?
Hear this:What is for you won’t go past you.
I reminded myself of that the other day and when I did, I let out a sigh of relief. For as much as I know in my heart that my life is just where I need it to be, I have moments of mild panic that I am missing out on something. That others have something I don’t. Or that I’m going to miss out on something and I need to hurryupandgogetit before someone else does. It could be the oldest child propensity in me for being the first and the best at everything. Or, more likely, it’s my shadow side. It’s the side of me that creeps up and feels like I’ve missed the boat that all of the people with their shit together were on.
Just because someone else has it now doesn’t mean I won’t in the (very near) future.
Of course what is for you won’t just get handed to you…most of the time anyway. You do need to work for what you want. Ask for what you want and you shall receive. But it’s important to not spend your life envying what others have or feeling like you’re missing something or you’re going to miss an opportunity.
The simple truth is, if something is meant for you, it will come to you. You can make it happen, and take the steps to get there. But those steps don’t involve envying and fretting about missing the boat.
I try to remind myself daily that what is meant for me will come to me in divine timing. And until then, I will remain grateful for all I do have in my life and choose to be okay with where I am and what I have now.
Do you ever find yourself worrying about the things you want but don’t yet have? Or that you’ll never have your “must haves” or meet your life’s goals? How do you combat these feelings and fears?
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