What if everything was exactly how it should be?
I heard this question today and it got me to wondering. What if this is how it was supposed to be? What if I believed that this isn’t all a big mistake?
If I believed everything was exactly as it should be I would be looking for what *I* am supposed to learn from this experience (instead of trying to find ways to convince the other person of what he should be doing).
If I knew with certainty that this was just how it was supposed to be I would let go of some control and allow a little bit more flexibility in my plans and not be quite so adamant that my way is always the best way.
If I trusted this wasn’t really all a big mistake I would see the blessings of this experience, how I will be stronger because of it (rather than worn down by it), that it’s an opportunity to learn lessons I didn’t even know I needed to learn.
Wow ~ a question can really open up a whole new way of thinking about a problem. What if your son not serving a mission was always the plan (His, not ours!)? How would you show up differently?