Things hardly ever go the exact way we want; We plan on how to achieve our dreams, pray about it (For the religious) and expect it to happen either the exact way we planned or at the exact time we hope for it to.
Life has shown that it does not always work out the way we plan; like a direct train. Sometimes departure is delayed, the train develops communication problems and has to stop in the middle of the trip and other times the train simply makes unplanned calls at other stations.
I have often wondered why we have to go through this. Why can’t I desire a thing, put in the required work for it and be rewarded at the time I expect to be. Why is the process almost never straightforward?
Some say it is God and the universe trying to teach you a lesson. Ok I am open to learning, I mean they say the illiterate of the 21st century is the person that is unable to unlearn to learn new things, so I am all in with learning, but does this have to happen all the time?
Must a lesson come with every blessing? Why do I have to wait so long for it to happen? If I have put in the required work for it and followed due process, why am I not rewarded the same way and promptly too. Why so complicated? Why can’t I learn the lesson side by side with the blessing?
I have chosen to take comfort in this thought; Present Complications Prepare You For Future Challenges. This is the only thing that makes sense to me. So for instance; due to a delayed departure I would have more time on my hands to walk around and discover the exact place to find something to buy at a station when next I am pressed for time.
I guess somewhere along your life’s journey you will be faced with a difficult situation but would be able to cope with it because you have already been in a similar situation in the past. So every time my train ride does not go exactly the way I planned for it to go, I will pay close attention to the lessons to be used for any such future challenges and really hope I do not have to repeat that class. I take solace in this…