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Wednesday, October 1, 2008


We can't control what happens in life; we can only react and learn from what happens. We ask ourselves what if? What if I waited the additional 10 minutes before I left? What if I didn't leave the office at all? These thoughts run through my head but in the end only God knows.

I truly believe in all my being that God has a plan for all of us. The joys we experience, the pain we overcome teaches us something in the end. I believe that everything happens for a reason. We don't always know but God does.

The strange thing is I had a strong feeling the other day I would be involved in a car accident. I brushed it off thinking maybe it was the commericals on tv I was seeing, reading the news about accidents that have happened in our area or just that I am scared to death of accidents. Your life can change in a split second. When I had the thought it sent chills through my body; but I brushed it off. I felt it was my mind playing tricks on me. It was something I had saw or read which was the reason I was feeling these "preminitions".

Was it God talking to me? What was he saying? Was I to go through this ordeal for some reason? Was I to take something out of it? Was I to lose something?

I was raised Baptist. I chose to be baptised when I was 13 right around the same time my parents were going through a divorce. My mom during this ordeal was trying to find the "right Church"...we tried several. Through the years I went less and less but always knew God was with me.

I met my husband who was Catholic but not the "practicing Catholic" I guess you could say. I wanted to learn about new faiths. I didn't quite know the difference between all the religions. What I did know was of a higher being; God. Someone who created this beautiful place we live in. Someone who created us; perfectly developed individuals all unique in our own way.

I know he has a path for me, my husband and my kids...not to mention the people he brings into our lives.

I know he will guide me and all I can do is let him take the wheel...but yet I am scared...why?

This accident has truly allowed me to "be in the moment". Appreciate what is and not what I want. Everything else will fall into place.


Maki said...

I've been scared about little things since 9.11. You just never know what awaits you in the end. You never know when you will take the last breath..

It's funny or should I say it's a coinsedence, I was going to post about "faith" and "God" in my blog last night, but I did write about my new job instead...

As you already know, the trial that I have endured because of my hubby, I really do know what you said in your blog. I truly feel the same as you....

Rest well sweets!

Weeksie50 said...

I left you some bloggy love come on over and check it out..

Your right on about GOD having a plan for your life.. that is one of my most favorite scriptures in the Bible. Check it out.. Jerimiah 29:11 I love knowing that GOD has good things in store for me!

Melissa said...

I was going to give you the same scripture that weeksie50 gave you! One of my favorites!! But here is another one!! Proverbs 3:5-6 and Matthew 6:33-34. I have had to really truly learn to just trust in the Lord lately. I've had a lot going on in my life and I have felt so much peace since I just handed everything to him and asked him to take care of it! Do not be scared! If you find yourself scared, pray! I'll be thinking about you and praying for you!

merc3069 said...

I seldomly watch Oprah, but yesterday was all about being in the moment. Wow--what a timely post. Thank you. I know I'll think about you and try to incorporate some of that into my life.

THE Stephanie said...

The best place you can be in life is a place where you realize that you are NOT in control. We all spend most of our time thinking we have it all under control and sometimes God uses unfortunate circumstances to remind us that we NEED Him.

That is where we all need to be... at a place where we are leaning on Him and trusting in Him everday.

It looks like you may be there. :)

You'll be in my prayers. There's no need to be scared, Rachel. God loves you and He is always with you.

Much love!

Anonymous said...

This is my first visit to your blog, and I have to say I'm impressed! You live your life in the moment and make the best of each situation. We should all be this way!!!

Solei said...

As much as it might not seem so at this very moment, but I truly believe you will actually be much happier and live a much fuller life now as a result of having been involved in this accident and therefor realizing that WE are not in complete control. Anything can happen when we least expect it. That's when that saying comes into play... One of my favorite actually!
Live life as if there is no tomorrow!!!

Feel like kissing your children. kiss them today.
Do you love somebody? Tell them.
You never know if you'll ever have the chance to do it again.

And I can relate because I too was in a car accident almost 2 years ago & it completely changed the way I live my life and the way I view things. I COULD HAVE BEEN KILLED!!! My life seriously flashed before my eyes... did I kiss my children? How about my husband? Do they know, really know how much I love them?

It's scary to think about it... but it did make me appreciate life and the things and people around me so much more! I wish the same for you my friend!

...love Maegan said...

I truly believe that Nothing is Coincidence ...those thoughts were preparing you for what was to come.

I often have thoughts like that ...premonitions, they feel like. I used to blow them off but so many times they come to fruition ...so I started really listening. But what's weird is, with all the trying to figure out what the thoughts mean, you still have no clue what really is going to happen. It's strange.

I grew up Catholic. At around 19 I started questioning everything and threw myself into learning about other religions. And what I've concluded is that none of it is logical to me. But whatever one chooses to believe in must work and make sense to them...and that's all that matters.

I'm so glad you're okay. But look at what's come out of it? Greatness.

kemik said...

We see many religous in the world but which one is truly truth. Many people admitted their truth but how many people read and study Torah,Bible and Koran.
Most people compare their truth with their development not their original. We alwalys block the word from God because We believe we got from our father and happy with our living.

LazyCrazyMama said...

Great post. I absolutely agree. Funny, my hubby is also a non-practicing catholic. I was raised Lutheran, but we've never really gone to church. We talk about it all the time though.

GIGI said...

Well I can see that you have received lots of blog love, I just wanted to add something to what Weeksie50 had to say about Jeremiah 29:11 this scripture really came alive when I was at a seminar once and they had us write the scripture out and everytime we came across the word "you" we replaced it with our own name. At this point it become one of my favs.....It was then that I realized that it was personal, not just a book you open when needed....
Love your Blog.....