Meditating on how decisions we make affect our lives. Meditating on how often/what circumstances God predetermines decisions/circumstances in our lives. Meditating on freewill vs predestination. Meditating on how much it matters. Meditating on similarities that don't change regardless of opinion on predestination vs. freewill. Meditating on God's will. Meditating...
Life isn't always--isn't generally--like the movies.
The guy and girl don't always break up/get together.
The guy doesn't always go running after the girl when they do break up.
The girl doesn't always take the guy back when he runs after her.
Sometimes the girl deserves it; sometimes she doesn't.
Sometimes the guy deserves it; sometimes he doesn't.
Sometimes it's okay, but sometimes it isn't.
Regardless of whether the situation is "okay" or "meant to be," it is what it is, and in life, in these circumstances, we are left with the choice to either dwell on how it isn't okay when it's not, thereby causing the rest of our circumstances not to be "okay," or to choose to move forward so the rest of life will be as it should be--"okay"--because we have learned to be content and joyful in all situations. But this is only an example.
Thank You, Jesus, for the fullness of the joy which You make complete in us, and the "okay"ness of everything in life even when it's not okay, just by being Your very self living inside us.
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