I've been asked before if I believe that some things are meant to be, not just relationship wise, but with everything else in our daily lives. The words "meant to be" have been abused and misused in my opinion.
The past few weeks, quite a few people I know are going through some tough times in their lives. A common question a lot of us ask when we go through difficult situation is "Why does God allow so much suffering and evil in the world?" - tough tough question. Losing someone you love, heartbreaks, family issues, financial problems, the list goes on and on.
Everyday is a struggle and it's easy to get carried away with the world and be impatient. We all have questions that we probably will never know the answer to, but we have to trust Him. Sufferings are part of being in this world, but the good news is, we are not alone, God is with us through this journey. We have to trust that He is in control.
Sadly, most of the time, God is blamed for a lot of things that we do wrong. It's easy to blame or question God when things go south. Sometimes, we just accept things as "meant to be".
One thing we seem to forget - free will. God gave us free will, we are not robots that were programmed to always do what is right or do what He wants us to do. He gave us a choice - a choice to trust and obey Him or to do things our own way. Most of the time, we do that latter.
I believe if we do things His way, with the right intentions, if it's meant to be, it will be. Sometimes, we force things to go our way and simply say it's meant to be. When we ride the wave, we must be ready when the wave crashes. Our actions will result to many things, including consequences.
God knows us more than any family or friend. When it comes to relationships, there is only one ideal matchmaker - God. He created us and wants what is best for us - not second best. But we have to know Him and seek His best for our lives.
Stop, listen, and be patient.
"Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him" - Matthew 6:8
"now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see" - Hebrews 11:1