Do u Believe Everything Happens for a Reason

@klw5000 (214)
United States
June 14, 2009 7:17am CST
Last year I was going through a time of depression and I had called into work sick. While at home that day I was on the computer and ran across a job listing. The location of the job was a place I'd never heard of but saw that it was close to the beach. So I mailed the application in. A few days letter I had an overwhelming feeling about quitting my job. Without having heard anything I called and informed my supervisor I would not be returning to work. This was very out of the blue and having 2 kids and being single was a shock to everyone. That same day I received a phone call from the other agency, set up my interview and made arrangements for a 350mile drive to get to the interview. Next day I received a call offering me the position. I made arrangements to drive back to get my paperwork and find a place to live. When I arrived I was asked to start the following Tuesday, this was Wednesday. The weather was horrible, there was a hurricane off the coast and now I have to find a place to live before I leave on Thursday. I made arrangements to meet with the owners of the place I now live. While I was there she had 3 other people come to view it. She called the next day and informed me that I could get it. I took care of the lease drove the 6hrs back home and started packing. Spent Friday and Saturday at home, left late Saturday night and arrived around 5am Sunday Morning. I've had to adjust a lot and everyday I try to figure out why everything happens the way that it does. Does anyone else ever wonder that?
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@jillhill (37354)
• United States
14 Jun 09
I do believe everything happens the way its supoosed to...and when you look back at some situations that you thought were horrible at the time....later you can see how good things turned out even from a very bad situation! I hope you are settled...and happy now in your new surroundings!
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@klw5000 (214)
• United States
14 Jun 09
It's tough, but yeah I love it here. I'm having to learn how to actually live on 1 income, because back home I worked 3 jobs, but I have so much more time with my kids and so I know that will mean more than the money could ever mean. It's funny how when we do look back we see everything so much clearer.
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@Sandra1952 (6052)
• Spain
14 Jun 09
I am certain of it. To an extent, we control our lives, but there are always external factors. When you have an instinct or a strong feeling about something, it's usually best to trust it. You may not always see the logic of your decision, but often, when you look back, you know you made the right choice. Two years ago, we were at a motorhome exhibition and we were going to trade in our 10 year old van for something newer, but the salesman wouldn't offer us a decent price, so we decided not to. A month later, we went on a property inspection trip to Spain and found our dream home. We had to sell our home in England to do it, but we had enough money to put down as a deposit while we sold our house. If we'd bought the motorhome, we wouldn't have been able to afford the deposit, and our dream house would have passed us by. When we finally sold the house, we traded in our van for a brand new motorhome and received several thousand pounds more than we were offered at the exhibition, so everything turned out really well! We now have a brand new apartment in Spain, and a new motorhome. Had we accepted the first offer, we'd have had neither.
@magic9 (981)
• China
14 Jun 09
wow ! your experience is really amazing to me. I often quit my job because of my mood, I don't feel like to serve there, and I'm quite sure there must be room for a person like me in such a big city and good luck often favors me. But to drive 6 hours is hard for me to imagine. yeah, I believe that something means to belong to me while some don't. Everything must have a reason, but we can't say no when we haven't found the reason behind. I believe it is just a matter of time.
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• Philippines
14 Jun 09
Yesklw5000 there's a reason for everything that was happening to us and sometimes those reasons are not presented to us usually it is hidden on things or situation that we need to discern to understand. Remember God knows everything and his doing it according to his plan not ours. Sometimes not so good situation is presented to us and we often ask him why such thing happen but if we just look into it more seriously we will find out that it is always for a greater good. Do not opposed but try to go with the flow
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• United States
14 Jun 09
I do beleive that everything happens for a reason of some sort. You may not agree with it at that time but in the long run its probably going to be the best for you. And even if not maybe something better will come along then. Sometime i myself wonder why something happend that i couldnt figure out the reason for it but it did a lot of good in the long run.
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@dodo19 (27759)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
14 Jun 09
Yes, I do believe that everything happens for a reason. We may not always know what the reason may be ant there may be times, when we may not always accept what this reason is, but it does happen for a reason. I think that it's just the way that life is. I think that it's just the way that things are supposed to be, there for a reason, whether a known reason or not.
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@fec139 (804)
• United States
18 Jun 09
I think what you did was very foolhardy and u are very lucky that it turned out well, but it could have been a disaster. When u are a single arent w/ 2 kids, u should never quit a job without havin another, especially if it means having no health insurance. Unless your other 2 jobs provided enough salary and benefits to get u through. But I have to think that, if that were the case, you would have not had the 3 jobs to begin with. Now u can say everything happens for a reason, nut what if it turned out badlly? At the age of 48, I had to leave my job as a teacher because of a disease that struck me down and put me in a wheelchair, and took away my speech. What is the reason for that? I am destitute and disabled. I was a good and hardworking person. And how about the little children dying of cancer? There is no reason they should suffer. And the starving children in Somalia? What did they do?
@klw5000 (214)
• United States
18 Jun 09
Actually, I made good money. My main job was with the Sheriff's Office and then I substituted and I also worked security. I could make $200+ a night at the security job and I worked every weekend, fri, sat and sun that I was off along with days through the week. Maybe I'm wrong, but I trusted God to work it all out for me. I worked the 3 jobs to provide extras for my children, such as cell phones and I also purchased my daughter a 2007 Jeep Liberty when she turned 16. As far as substituting I worked at the 2 schools that my children attended and I could see them during the day. I worked nights and when they got home, it would be time for me to leave, so I was able to see them and know how they were in school and have lunch with them and occasionally I would sit in class with them. Your viewing what happened to you as something bad but something good can always come out of something bad. Maybe God just wants you do be doing something else with your life or maybe you'll be able to impact the life of another by working through your circumstances. Nobody ever said life was easy and no we don't always get what we want, be we always have what we need!!! I hope that you are able to work through your bitterness so that you can help others in their situations.
• Canada
15 Jun 09
I've had a lot of things happen to me like that. Three years ago, I hit a financial bump in the road and had to find a cheaper place to move with my daughter. While we were being shown one place, the landlord, who came across as a bullying type of person, tried to bend down to pick up the local free paper, that covers several areas. He had a sore back and couldn't reach it, so I picked it up for him. He said he was just going to throw it out, so for some reason I held onto it. When my daughter and I left (both of us having decided that the place was nice but he would be a problem), as I drove, my daughter started looking through the paper. She found a really inexpensive place in a smaller city. We called, and got an appointment right away. I wasn't sure if the landlord would accept me (I was unemployed at the time), but not only did he show us the nice apartment, when he found out my previous work was as a Property Manager, he hired me on the spot. So there I was, a nice inexpensive apartment, and a job that would pay me even more than I had been earning at my last job. Then, to put the icing on the cake, he said the apartment came with the job. I've been here three years, and I love it. All of this, because of being polite enough to reach down and pick up a local paper. I guess it's serendipity.
@klw5000 (214)
• United States
18 Jun 09
Wow, that's great!! It's so nice to hear things like that for people who really deserve to have good things happen to them.
@aweins (4203)
• India
14 Jun 09
yes , my dear friend, i do think that everyting happens for a reason. i never go online to chat becasue i never ha that much of time before when i was not married and then this one fine day , i went online and that very day i met my hubby online. and we had a talk and then we got married. so , i never chat with anyone, i dont have interest in chatting but just one day that interst developed and i found my hubby online.
@klw5000 (214)
• United States
15 Jun 09
Ahh, Congrats!! That just touched me when I read that.
@EliteUser (3971)
• Australia
29 Sep 09
Hey, Yes I personally think that everything happens for a reason, I don't really think that everything in this world doesn't happen for a reason. But I still understand, if people dying happens for a reason though. Make sure you have a good day, God bless and Happy Lotting!!
@twoey68 (13662)
• United States
18 Jun 09
Wow...talk about guts. I don't think I would have had the guts to jump in like that but it seems to have turned out wonderful so far for you. I've always believed that things happen, both good and bad, for a reason...even if the reason isn't known to us at the time. It kind of goes hand in hand with God having a bigger picture in mind for each of us. I hope you enjoy your new home!! [b]~~AT PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS**[/b]
• China
16 Jun 09
Yes, I always believe everything happens for a certain reason. Sometimes we didn't understand at that time, but later we know by some way. We can't always use our logic thought and rational brain. Sometimes we should believe our instinct. If we all know everything happens for a certain reason, we won't regret and get depressed.
• United States
15 Jun 09
Maybe God was trying to tell you something. Did you ever think about that? Maybe he wanted you to have that new job and another place to live. And yes things happen for a reason but we have to know in our hearts if its good or bad. But I am glad to hear you got a good job and a place to live in that little time you had to search. Take care.
• United States
15 Jun 09
Yes, I believe everything happens for a reason, if we are in tuned to what our belief's system is. If I do something, or agree to something, or something happens to me without conversing to a higher power that I believe in, than what actually happens, is just a cause of nature. But when I am in tooned with my GOD , I believe it is him directing me, even though I have no idea why, and may never know until years later, why I was sent in that direction.
• Philippines
15 Jun 09
I hope you're living the life that you want now since last year you moved in to your new location. Anyway, yes I do believe that everything happens for a reason. I'd work for 8 different companies, before finding the job that I truly love to work. I've found this job accidentally while doing some freelance work.
• United States
15 Jun 09
I do believe that a lot of things happen for a reason. Some things don't add up, but the majority, yep, i think there is a reason there.
@wisdomt (99)
• United States
15 Jun 09
I too believe everything happens for a reason. Although at the time it is happening we wish it wasn't. I have had similar things happen to me in the past. I am glad it worked out for you.
@subha12 (18462)
• India
15 Jun 09
I have heard that everything happens for a reason. But I am not getting any reason why all bad things are happening in my case.I need a project in my current location badly.But I am awaiting it since 1 month. Now why I was released despite working so much seriously out of the blue? Why people take my service and then behave badly with me?
@dreamy1 (3818)
• United States
14 Jun 09
Yes I believe everything happens for a reason although sometime we don't always know what the reason is. I believe there are no such things as accidents. At the same time we have free will to choose different things but ultimately I think things happen the way they are supposed to in the time it's supposed to.
@andresimp (818)
• India
14 Jun 09
hi,i often go through depression. i really find it hard to figure out what happens for a reason and what doesnt in my life. its hard to explain. i just learned to take life as it comes.