Thursday, September 17, 2015

Thankful Thursday - Purpose.

“Sometimes when you lose your way, you find YOURSELF.”  Mandy Hale

Sometimes things happen, not so pretty things, difficult things that make me crazy and throw my life into turmoil and leave me wondering why it even happened in the first place. What was the purpose. Why did God allow it. 

Everything had been going along great, then this wild storm hit, threw my life off kilter, and all I can do is struggle against the hardness and wish things would go back to the way they were. 

I have no choice but to go through that tough stuff. I do whatever I need to. I ride it. Then to my amazement something weird happens. 

Something amazing comes out of the struggle.....a truth I hadn't seen before.....a purpose I never realized......and I stand in awe, grateful for everything I just went through. The painful thing was for a higher take me to a higher place....a more evolved one.....and more real.  

Happy Thursday, Guys.


Surprised By Joy! said...

Oh Nikki!! Well said. Yep. Me too me too!!! Sending you a huge hug. Love, Tammy

Launna said...

I think I am finally coming through that storm I have been going through for the past two years... I am still wondering why but I know there has to be a better reason then I know at the moment... Ultimately it made me stronger but it nearly destroyed me in the process... I hope one day to look back and truly see and understand why. At least now I am at that place that I know that will happen eventually. I love your writing Nikki... always so uplifting xox

Daisy said...

We are the sum total of our past--that is so true, and you describe it so well here. Our struggles add to the mix and make us who we are.

Nana Jul said...

These are struggles you wouldn't wish on your worst enemy...but without them you would've never ended up right where you belong. In the arms of Jesus! And God was with us through it all!!
After - we're stronger and our Trust in the LORD soars!!
Love ya warrior!

Denise said...

very well said

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Yes, well said, Nikki! Storms are painful and some last longer than others. Going through a storm right now but I keep reminding myself that when this storm is over, everything will be beautiful again. Like after a terrible snow storm and the sun comes out. There are going to be changes but my Captain is in charge and I must trust Him to take me through it along with everyone else who is involved. Have a wonderful weekend, Nikki.


Lowcarb team member said...

Our path and the storms we meet along the way can be painful ... but they do shape our lives and with guidance and support we can get through them.
Then we can start seeing the sunshine and brighter days ...

Best Wishes For The Weekend

All the best Jan

Lux G. said...

I definitely agree. There's a purpose for everything, especially in our struggle or suffering.