That’s from this interview with Kerry Washington.
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about my future…And my past.
In life, it’s very easy to get fixated on something because we think it should be ours. It doesn’t matter if it’s an opportunity, or a relationship. I’ve wasted time stressing myself out because I think that something ought to be a certain way, instead of appreciating the way it actually is. And for what? Goodness knows, we can’t control our destiny—only pursue it. I don’t believe it’s always up to us to determine our details.
It’s like Kerry said. If something is meant to be yours, then it is. If not, then it’s ok.
That’s a rough lesson, but it’s definitely worth learning. It’s also quite freeing, if you think about it. All we can do in this life is be ourselves.
To top off today’s post, here’s a bit of wisdom from Gabrielle Bernstein:
These days I’m discovering the difference between when to work towards my goals–and how much–versus trusting that God is there to provide what I need. It’s a challenging lesson, but one that’s absolutely worthwhile.