It's so easy in life to be trapped by your past, your regrets, your mistakes and a long list of should've, could've, would've...
We always tell ourselves that we've let these things go, but do we ever really let them go. From personal choices, disappointments, failed relationships, fall-outs between friends, the first thought is almost never " God did it!" Typically we question it, we ask "What did I do?" and go back and analyze every little thing.
What if all these occurences happened for a reason? What if God was in control? (We already know he is) What if God wanted us to go in a new direction so he had to make a few adjustments in areas where we found ourselves comfortable and content?
When I think back on all the things in my life that just didn't go as planned, I find myself thanking God but in that moment I didn't see these as blessings in disguise, I saw it as failure. Now I praise God for every failed relationship, every job that let me go, I thank him for every high and low because he knew what I didn't know and those very things that I held onto he needed me to let go.
On bended knee we pray " God I'm putting it all in your hands " and then we still go and try to rekindle, restore, and re-evaluate what he has purposely diminished from our lives. We constantly end up putting commas, where God puts a period. Think of how much heartache and pain we would have saved ourselves from if we saw change as a positive thing, and chose to see the Greatness in our losses (which are really wins in the end).
If we could just trust in God, and the path that he has set out for us and allow him to move when he sees us moving in a direction he never meant for us to go. Can you imagine what could happen?