Shit Storms and Flowers

The longer I have been sober and living spiritual principles, the more evidence I have that nothing happens in God’s world by mistake.  NOTHING.  That means my annoying coworker was supposed to be annoying,  Z  and I were meant to start this blog, and more importantly, I was supposed to be a drunk.  Every single failed class, ruined relationship, and pity party I threw for myself had to happen. I know this with absolute surety now. However, back in the day there were a lot of “why me?” and “if only…” which only made things worse and prolonged my misery.  I needed every terrible bit of evidence in order for me to make such a drastic change in my life and be open to new ideas. Thank you God for every single terrible, no good, horrendous, unfortunate thing that has ever happened to me.

I have also learned I do not always know why somethings happen (or do not happen). Perhaps the meaning is to be revealed at a later time, or perhaps it has nothing to do with me (hello other 7 billion people on planet earth) and I am an innocent bystander in someone else’s grand plan.  Either way, my job is to recognize whatever is happening (good, bad, or indifferent) is God’s plan.  When shit storms come my way, I may feel sad, mad, upset, and/or angry for a short period, but I also feel hope at the same time. And more importantly my life is a whole lot easier and better when I accept the plan and move out of the way. I know God needs to bring the storms from time to time to bring the flowers. Nothing happens in God’s world by mistake.


P.S. – I still don’t know why my coworker is so annoying… will let you all know as soon as I do.


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