Our PlanĀ 

“This wasn’t supposed to be part of my plan.” “I never planned for this to happen.” “This was never my plan.” These are the phrases spoken by 100% of the population at some point in time. We hear it from everyone. We say it ourselves. Because we think our plans are actually ours to make. But there not! Our plans are not ours to plan. They’re ours to live! And that’s a very important distinction to understand. We did not create the universe. We did not create ourselves. We did not create our bodies or any of the things needed to sustain them. We did not create our purpose. Our passion. Our dreams. We have created nothing of which we think we should control! And yet we have created everything [what we do each day, how we react to what happens to us, our mindset, our way of thinking] of which we think we have no control of! How do you know? How do you know you weren’t supposed to face adversity in life? How do you know you weren’t supposed to face failure? Disappointment? How do you know you were supposed to have a perfect life? That everyone should always agree with you? Like you? How do you know you were never supposed to get knocked down? Sometimes over and over again? To be challenged in life? How do you know everything was supposed to be handed to you? That you were supposed to succeed at everything in life? You don’t! Because our plans is not ours to plan! It’s only ours to live! And just maybe the very things you want are located inside of the very situations you think shouldn’t be a part of your life. But you will never ever discover them if you continue to wake up each day and put blame on God. On your surroundings. On the people around you. On your lack of growth. God did not fill your heart sadness or your mind with doubt. He did not make you ungrateful. He did not place you in a position of failure and tell you that was your permanent home! He did not make you unwilling. God never placed you in a comfort zone and told you to stay forever! He did not place you in an unhappy relationship and tell you you can’t make it better! You did that to yourself! We do these things to ourselves day after day. And then all of a sudden a lifetime has passed us by and we have so very little to show for it. We all have the most amazing ability to wake up each day and change our circumstances. To better our situations. We were given life! That is so incredible. Each day we live is so incredible. So if you can be wise enough to understand that. If you can be brave enough to truly chase your dreams. If you can be focused enough to unlock your happiness. Well, you might just become limitless. You might just end up changing the world for the better. And you might just end up living the life you dream of. __a.c.

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What If I Told You?

What if I told you you had the power to change things?What if I told you all it took was some rearranging?

Of your priorities, goals, your thoughts and your actions?

Tell me now, what would be your reaction?

What if I told you that for every problem

There were at least two solutions to solve them?

What if I told you all the power lied in your heart?

Tell me now would you even start?

What if I told you your destiny’s much greater

 And I promise you’ll see it in the years that come later?

What if I said strong patience and faith

Were all that it took to win you the race?

Now what if I said I’ll be here all along

To help you get to the place you belong?

Would you even believe the words that I said?

Would you change how you think your life in your head?

Would you feel with your heart and listen to me?

Open it wide enough so that you could see?

Now what if I said all the set backs and troubles, 

All those days where your happiness fell down into rubble

Were actually tests, and detours of life

And not meant to bring you confusion and strife.

Would you hear what I’m sayin and change how you feel?

Would you take being happy as something that’s real?

Now what if I said when you’re lost but don’t know it

That God will step in, and your new path He will show it.

Those days where your heart sank deep down low,

Those nights where the tears finally showed,

Those sudden changes that took you by surprise,

The days you found out all those truths were just lies,

Were God’s way of showing you right from the wrong.

See you’ve been growing and learning these things all along.

What if I told you it will all be okay?

Would you even listen to any word that I say?

What if I said just have faith and believe?

Would you stay to talk or just get up and leave?

What if I said you can make a big change?

That all the hatred and sadness you could rearrange?

And make a positive impact, leave your mark on this earth,

That you’ve been destined for greatness even before your own birth?

Would you trust in my words?

See the truth in my eyes?

And believe that I’m not feeding you lies?

Could you do that for me? Or even better for you?

Cause I want you to believe

In yourself, too. __a.c.

Life Is Hard

It’s hard. Life is hard. You will have days where you can’t even imagine getting out of bed. You will have moments where all you can do is cry. You will reach a point where you question everything you’ve ever done up until this point, because you’re sure that at this point in your life you should have it all figured out. You will occasionally wonder why you ever believed in fairy tales and happy endings. You will feel lost. Life. is hard. At times. But it’s not bad. And that’s an important difference to understand. It’s true, there will be hard days. Seemingly impossible days…to your mind. But to God, it’s all part of the plan. Of your plan. A plan that’s already been figured out for you! A plan that you don’t need to stress over, because it’s a beautiful, wonderful plan! And on those days where you don’t want to get out of bed, God already gave you the strength to do it! And it started with the first breath you took on those hard days. On the days where you feel like all you can do is cry, it’s okay because God is teaching you patience. Perseverance. Strength. Things we can only truly understand through the hard days. And it’s through this that we become the fullest version of ourselves. It’s through the hard days that we learn how important love is. How important being kind is. How important the hard days really are. And the thing is, we get through the hard days. Not without a struggle, but also not without God’s help, love and direction. You see, there will be hard days. I want you to know that. But I also want you to know that life is beautiful and full of smiles, laughter, love, hope, happiness. And it’s so worth all the hard days. __a.c.