My favorite bible verse is Ecclesiastes 3:1 – 8. For those of you who are not familiar with the Bible, please see below for the verse:
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; A time of war, and a time of peace.
What I like about this verse is that it serves as a reminder that everything happens for a reason. I believe that there is truly a time for everything. Sometimes, we can be impatient for something to happen. That can be a boyfriend. That can be that job that we have always dreamed of, but yet instead of doing it, you are waiting tables or whatever. That funny little thing called fate has a plan for us — even though sometimes we don’t actually understand what that plan may be.
With that being said, I also believe that there is a funny thing about listening to your gut — even when you are unsure of yourself. Our gut knows us better than we do, and personally, I think that we don’t listen to it enough. Instead, that voice is often drowned by what others think is best for us. Which is nice to have people to care enough to voice their opinion, but at the end of the day, no one knows what is best for us, than ourselves.
Sometimes, without any particular reason why, we just know what is best for us. I think that it comes from knowing the timing and listening to our gut. This comes from knowing when it is time to pursue a new opportunity. This comes from knowing when a relationship is not right for you. This comes from knowing that while things may not be how we want them to be right this second, we will get to that point.
So, to those who are struggling, know this: with a little hard work and pixie dust, everything will work out in the end. The timing may not be what you want it to be, however, if you listen to that thing called your gut, you will be just fine.