Sometimes we win. Other times we lose.
Sometimes we seize great opportunities. Other times we don’t.
How do you cope – or attempt to cope – when things don’t go as planned? You know, after you have experienced a loss or have been disappointed?
Here’s what I wrote on this date in 2018. It was in response to the following quote — “Things didn’t work out [loss, disappointment, setback] because better things are in the works.”
Facebook Memory: December 18, 2018
Good Morning! We’re two weeks away from 2019!! Can you believe how fast this year passed? It’s crazy! Here’s today’s social media find. I know you may have set goals for this year that didn’t happen. You had it all played out in your mind how this year was going to be “Your Year!” And you feel like it was everything but your year (believe me, I know the feeling). However, from years of experiencing God’s love, mercy and grace, you KNOW better is coming! Things didn’t work out because they weren’t supposed to. Whatever’s coming is going to blow your mind! Y’all know how God loves to show out!!😉💃🏽💃🏽 Here’s the thing, you cannot settle when you’re feeling down. You cannot stop believing because you don’t see anything happening. You must continue to push forward! Y’all, the best God has is on it’s way! Don’t give up!!
I like how I wrote–
“Things didn’t work out because they weren’t supposed to. Whatever’s coming is going to blow your mind!”
Looking back, I am pretty sure I was trying to encourage myself after what I considered a loss or disappointment. Transparent moment: This is one of my ways of coping. It’s how I remain hopeful.
Did it work?
Does it work?
Although we still have two weeks left, I am exiting 2022 knowing that some things did not go as planned because they just were not meant to.
I’m entering 2023 KNOWING (had to make that BOLD because I’m feeling it) better is coming! Amen
Y’all, I am truly thankful for God’s love, mercy and grace. I thank Him for holding me up when I just knew I would fall. I thank Him for holding my heart together when I thought it was shattering. I thank Him for walking with me while I was afraid. I thank Him for encouraging me and restoring my hope, daily. We all know life is not easy. Y’all, I am beyond grateful God is in this thing with me. I’m Blessed
Only two weeks left in 2022! I pray you had an overall amazing year!♥️