It's Not Always Losing
I want to tell you guys a story from my life. So, a few weeks ago I lost my phone. Now I always try to remind myself that I do not really “lose” things, I just misplace them, but anyway I could not find my phone for a long time. Separately, my wife had lost her really nice earrings that I had bought for her a week or two before this and she could not find them anywhere. So while I am looking for my phone my wife tells me to check the couch, but I tell her that it can’t be under the couch because I already looked there before. Of course, like what always happens, my wife is correct and when I lift up the couch I can see my phone right by my feet. I also see some change fall out of the couch so when I go to try and get all of the change I find this earring that she has been looking everywhere for. We found both of these things in the same place.
Now the reason I titled this blog the way I did is because life seems to act this same way a lot when we are looking for one thing that we lost and we find something else entirely different that we did not even know that we needed. There are so many times in my life where I have felt like I missed out on an opportunity or that I lost something that I needed and while working through whatever the problem is I end up stumbling onto something completely different that I did not ever think that I needed. If you have ever heard the phrase, “when God shuts one door, he opens another door” then you will know what I am talking about.
I know that I can speak from my life for sure that a lot of times the places I really didn’t understand or want to be were the same places where I found my peace, I found my purpose, I found my life, I found myself, when I was worried that I had lost so much. So I just want to encourage you guys out there to just change your perspective and know that not everything you want to happen will happen exactly the way that you want them to happen. Sometimes there is another opportunity waiting for you when you feel like you have lost the only thing that you would ever want. Maybe the best way to put that would be that you have got to stop believing that there is only one path for you. Maybe you get broken up with and you tell yourself that there is no one else who will ever love you as much. Maybe you lose a job that you wanted and you tell yourself that there will never be another job as good as that one. Those things just aren’t true and you are only blinding yourself to the future when you tell yourself that. Remember that a loss isn’t always losing.
It all starts with you.