Have you ever thought about the statement, “Things happen for a reason”? In some ways, it could be a coping mechanism to get through a difficult or hurtful situation, but sometimes people use this as an excuse to evade responsibility. Other times, people use this reasoning to justify a decision that didn’t work out or to blame God for their circumstances.
For the most part, I do believe things happen for a reason. However, there are many times when our circumstances are a direct result of our own decisions. For example, someone said, “Everything happens for a reason, but sometimes the reason is that you’re stupid and make bad decisions.” Sadly, instead of taking responsibility for their lives, so many blame someone or something for their problems.
The first step toward positive change is to take responsibility for your life. Own up to the choices you have made, play the hand you’ve been dealt and keep moving forward. In doing so, you will begin to see your circumstances improve and your life change for the better.
Just a Thought,
Published on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 @ 5:50 AM CDT
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