Imagine watching a football game with friends and family where you’re the only one that knows the final score. You’re team wins.
Throughout the ebbs and flows of the game, while everyone else is riding the emotional highs and lows, you’re steady. You can confidently watch the game knowing the outcome everyone wants. You expect it because you know it.
Now imagine watching the same football game without knowing the final score. Are you able to watch it with the same confidence and assurance? Can you expect a win? In the game of life, there’s a way to exhibit this.
The key is wanting to know your purpose. If you do, then you can learn to expect it. If you do not, then you’ll be like a rudderless boat aimlessly afloat. There is a transformative process available to everybody, but it’s not for everybody. It requires choice, commitment and fortitude. You’ll need to be a mudder.
It took me forty-three years to start my transformative process. Until then, I had experienced only two major losses in life that triggered grief, the loss of my maternal grandmother and my dog. As pain associated with losing a loved one goes, one might say that’s pretty good. In early 2013, little did I know what was in store for me. I was about to be hurt in the magnitude I would not have thought was humanly possible.
I was naive. My life experiences to that point did not prepare me for what I was about to experience. I was blindsided. I was unprepared. “What is the worst thing I could do to you?,” I was asked. Then I answered the question. In hindsight, I wish I would have given a different answer. However, had I answered differently I would not have been “refined in the fire”, which has been a blessing, albeit a painful blessing.
My life is in harmony with my creator. I’ve aligned my desires with his will. By doing that, I will succeed at doing all the things he asks me to do.
I expect it.