Do you believe that some things happen with a purpose?

Philippines
June 4, 2011 7:54am CST
I heard so many people believe things happen with a purpose, for example my neighbor apply for a job to work abroad for many times. but still end up not lucky. no matter how hard she try there she meet always a barrier. like she fail the medical exam or could not pay the placement fess. sometimes she could complete all the requirements. but still she did not pass the final test. this time she qualify and some neighbor say because it her time and her destiny? Do you observe sometimes no matter the effort you put on things some are destined to be failure or success. Do you believe so?
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@sjvg1976 (12649)
• Delhi, India
4 Jun 11
Hi fantastic destiny & your work goes together. To be successful you need to put more of your hard work than you need fate.No one will get successful if he don't work & leave all to destiny.I have seen many people saying i failed because it was my fate but thats not the case there might be something wrong in your efforts.There is nothing like that if you don't succeed you blame your destiny.
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@amaine (2037)
• Philippines
4 Jun 11
I totally agree with you. As a matter of fact, you cannot blame one's failure or success because of "destiny". Everyone makes their own decision, and they have the power to control what they are about to be in the near future. What do you think?
@mantis36 (4238)
• Philippines
5 Jun 11
no matter how strong the wind... no matter how current the tide... i am the master of my self.... i am the captain of my soul.
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@sjvg1976 (12649)
• Delhi, India
5 Jun 11
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@flower21 (767)
• Philippines
6 Jun 11
i believe so and many things life happen not because we like it but some events happen because they are meant to happen. so do not expect every move you think or do lead to success some meet disappointment. and we need to be ready whatever circumstances it lead us. some win and other quit. you only need to know what method work best for you.
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@amaine (2037)
• Philippines
4 Jun 11
How about this, "destiny" is something that we can control. Some people say, we write our own destiny. But, I do believe that things do happen for a reason. Perhaps God has better plans for us. We may not see what that particular plan is, but someday, we'll be able to understand why some things are not just meant to be.
@visavis (5945)
• Philippines
4 Jun 11
We are thinking only that destiny is us who write but the reality God is have already a plan and destiny for us, we are just doing such plan because God created us... we don;t have free will only we are thinking we have free will but reality don't have... see you around
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@amaine (2037)
• Philippines
4 Jun 11
Well, I understand that you have your own beliefs. But, here is my point. If you say we have free will, then why can't God make make us all good people? God has given us the freedom to choose - so he cannot do anything whether we have chosen to go to His path, or whether we wanted to go to the wrong path.
@amaine (2037)
• Philippines
4 Jun 11
But again, that is my own opinion, and we are free to blurt out everything that we wanted to say.
@visavis (5945)
• Philippines
4 Jun 11
Yeah my friend I believe what happening to us or happened to us is accordance to the will and purpose of God. There are so many proof not only on what you said about your neighbor. But if your neighbor know what purpose why she is not success to leave - that is better for her for sure.. It is consider warning or sign or alert or reminder to us...
• Philippines
4 Jun 11
hi visavis, okay if that is the reasons, no wonder there are people who seem lucky and unlucky. though if the time is not in favor their always meet a hindrance or possibilities of failure. but it only serves as a challenges. as without trying then one could not see the fruit of its labor. but along with hard work also combine with God help everything would look fine. thanks.
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@visavis (5945)
• Philippines
4 Jun 11
Yeah It is hard to say and accept the reality that nothing like that because from the beginning God knows what will happen to us.
@mantis36 (4238)
• Philippines
5 Jun 11
there is no need to test for God if how much Faith you have in Him.... before you do anything, God already knows what will be the result.... He even knows that this good angel will be bad soon it will becomes a satan.... no need for virgin mary to tears a blood in her status... as in apparition..
@bjcyrix (6857)
• Philippines
10 Jun 11
Yes, I do believe that. But I also believe that God gives us choices. But for all those choices that we could possibly take, there is already a result that would come of it. So once we are at a crossroad, each of those have possibilities. Same thing with the people that we meet. There are those people that we would not have met if certain things didnt happen to us. Maybe those people are given to us at that place and at that time to help us fulfill a greater purpose. Well, maybe Im just talking gibberish. Anyway, whether the outcome would be a failure or a success, it would still be up to us to try and find out.
• Philippines
13 Jun 11
yes with choices we could it make it better. some select the best of every thing and yet the time or the opportunity not meant or not favor us. so we need to wait the right time or we need to work with our best effort and try many times until we attain what we desire to the point we achieve it. though some fail because they give less effort with less preparation. while some still fail despite of all the efforts because it is not meant for them and they have to wait some times and in the end they would get it.
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@bjcyrix (6857)
• Philippines
17 Jun 11
Yes, exactly.^_^
@bingskee (5239)
• Philippines
9 Jun 11
everything happens with a purpose. i firmly believe. God will not give us things that we cannot handle. we also have to learn that there are three answers to every petition or wishes or desires - a yes, a no, or wait.
• Philippines
13 Jun 11
yes if we could dream and visualize it and make it happen to reality. whatever we plan and in accordance to our purpose or with god agree to every plan we think. it would going to be materialize and so some things fail and because it even save us for pain. but some things fail so we could discover our weakness and make the desire to find our fault and then make a changes.
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• Philippines
5 Jun 11
yes i believe that some things happen with a purpose,,, because everything happen to our life, whatever we plan, we think, we do it has a purpose, the only thing knows is GOD.You give an example was your neighbor many things happen to him as you mention,but all these things happened to him is it not failure or destiny because we are the one making our destiny. We need to make an effort if we want somethings or we want to be successful, and don't give up if we failed once because successful people they failed many times before they became successful people, sometimes GOD wants us not to be easily quit and maybe GOD has plan for him or her the best place to go or the best job...Just keep your faith
• Philippines
13 Jun 11
yes i question things since i have plan and the result is not satisfying. so we get confused when we plan and this get a lot of disappointment. like trial and error and in this life it truly happen. do you observe it in other people lives and even in your own life. some things happen because we receive good benefits and some things does not happen because whoever know our fate suggest we avoid it because it do something harm to us or it is not yet our time.
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@surekharathi (14134)
• India
5 Jun 11
Yes friend some time its depend upon destiny but not blame all time. Because our working capacity and style is also consider. Our knowledge is also consider. If the person think is positive they can face any type of problems. God always wants to give us everything but when will time is came for us we will receive everything.
• Philippines
13 Jun 11
yes i get so confused it some say never depend on destiny but when you plan and it get fail. some think it is not yet your time and so the opportunity is not for you. when some situation that happen favor you some say it is for you and it is your time. see get so confusing most of the time. some think it happen with a reason and together with a purpose. i think we do like think or work and plan because we plan for a purpose. if those are absent how could we know if we succeed or fail if we do not experience both.
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@allen0187 (17502)
• Philippines
5 Jun 11
things don't happen for a purpose. things happen because we are prepared or not prepared to do what we need to do to get it done. my 2 cents about the matter.
• Philippines
13 Jun 11
yes it goes like that but sometimes things happen even we like it or not, plan or not. some things are meant to happen maybe for some it have a purpose. such as in my story she get fail many times because it is not yet her time and their are many obstacles . bit in the end she get successful with many tries. some things are meant to happen because we get more benefit and some things we choose not given all the time and because he opportunity is not meant for us.
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@Hatley (140080)
• Garden Grove, California
5 Jun 11
hi fantasticbabe not really I think sometimes we get in our own way and make the wrong decisions then we try to blame it on luck. we goofed and like most humans we really do not want to accept that. I do believe at times when a door slams in our face, God does open another window and we have to have the courage to take advantage of this.,It is up to us as my husband used to say God gave us free Moral choice so its up to us to choose wisely.Sometimes there is a purpose but usually its because we goofed and refused to admit.
• Philippines
13 Jun 11
yes their is no such luck as some people i heard they get successful because they also have many failures. so we need to try and do our own way to realize a dream or opportunity. we need to move and not just wait for an opportunity to come by. which mean we need to seek elsewhere if in the current situation or place is getting tough to get an opportunity, we need to go some place where the opportunity is more positive.
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@mythociate (13261)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
5 Jun 11
"When the student is ready, the teacher will appear" (or the other way-round, the student appearing when the teacher is ready ... same-difference ) That is; no, the purpose is only made by the person. Oh, some purposes are easier to make - when all the conditions of the environ line up for the person to enter through; but it still requires a 'decision' on the part of the person (whether it's a conscious- or subconscious-decision.)
• Philippines
13 Jun 11
well that very confusing, i see both need to be ready and do not wait for other to call you to be ready. go ahead and face any day. whether it sounds you could go successful or fail at least the important things you try your best. in the end of the days you have no else to blame and not saying to blame your self. but you try hard and you have no regret whatever the situation is favorable or goes unfavorable.
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• United States
5 Jun 11
I think that sometimes because maybe there are some things that you are more better qualified to do than what you want to do. I think that sometimes when one opportunity closes than another opportunity will come knocking.
• Philippines
13 Jun 11
yes some situation happen because it was meant for you.while other say it comes as a failure because the time or the opportunity is not given to you. so have to wait for the right opportunity .though, do some effort and see the result if it meant for you. you need to move to see the result .if just wait for it to happen it would not truly happen without effort.
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@stephcjh (32387)
• United States
4 Jun 11
Yes. I do believe that everything happens for a reason. Some of it we question but it does eventually have a purpose.
• Philippines
13 Jun 11
i do think the same things life is full of mystery. we experience some things to make us more aware of the benefits and the risk associated with it. some plan proceed and some just cancel. to my dismay it he plan i like to do but it never get materialize. some things in this life are meant to happen with full of different reasons sometimes it is acceptable and sometimes i just could n;t explain it.
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@dodo19 (23653)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
4 Jun 11
I don't know if I really believe in destiny per se. However, I do believe that there is a reason behind everything that happens to us, whether we know that reason or not. That's what I believe.
• Philippines
13 Jun 11
yes their are reasons for everything and some things are meant to happen. maybe some plan does not go as plan so some things are reserved for us to make us more happy. i also get confused just like in the story of my neighbor. she tried many times when all about is ready their is a cancellation. it get so frustrating to hear it,but it does happen. so just let it pass and when its our time it really given to us like the opportunity.
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@chiwasaki (4687)
• Philippines
4 Jun 11
I believe that some things happen with a purpose. I know we have free will but there are things that are just meant to happen. Whether it is a very difficult phase in our lives, I still think that there is a reason behind that though I can't comprehend it as of this moment.
• Philippines
13 Jun 11
yes we all have this so call free will and we have eyes and ears, also feeling and mind to think and heart to balance everything we seek to do and accept. whether it comes as failure or success we need to do our own shares. yes some things are meant to happen and that lead me to a life to question the things happen some are bad and good lead me to confusion. sometimes it is hard to accept, forget but it still happen i felt so powerless. to some people they could accept easily the trials and get successful.
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@BambiDee (114)
4 Jun 11
yes... i believe things happen for a reason... Things happen and then we make choices and then we get the consequences of how things resulted and we learn from it no matter if it's good or bad. Sometimes, when we fail, we just have to deal with it, learn how to fight, strive harder, quit and try again. It's how we grow...:)
• Philippines
8 Jun 11
yes this also my beliefs if some plan then not come through then you need to try and maybe the next try would be a success. i see some people stop planning or doing what there plan in life once they get fail. they become depress and many years get pass they get no improvement in their life. and failure and success intertwined together it build the character and motivate us to try harder before we could see the fruit of our labor.
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@krieyszel (330)
• Philippines
4 Jun 11
As for me, I believe that everything happen for a purpose. Well, every decision, every action or anything we does, there's always have an end and to that point there's always a result and there, we could merely find what's the purpose of a certain things, events or situation in our life or in the life of other. And there are many situation we don't expect and those situation are bound to teach us, to find ourselves and to know what's the best we'll gonna do.
• Philippines
8 Jun 11
yes maybe right and we could not do a certain plan if we do not have the intention or plan. it just the case it does favor or unfavorably us. we need to try the next time or repetitive try until we get what we desire. if we stop to a certain degree then no way we could see if the next try become successful or not. with those experience it makes us more a better person and gives us more courage to face more trial.
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@tiffnkeat (1679)
• Singapore
4 Jun 11
Everything happens for a reason. God's reason.
• Philippines
8 Jun 11
maybe true while some say when the exact time is given with luck and prayer unite. without putting to many efforts some things are bound to fail. so need to try hard not to feel despair. maybe in another try we get good result. maybe the time we fail it is not meant to us to get such opportunity that it would not do good. while in other time we try we get what we aim and that is meant to get it. with prayer all things we think is possible.
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@pogi253 (1583)
• Philippines
4 Jun 11
Everything happens for a reason just not essentially for a purpose. I do consider that most everything happens for a reason. It’s fate for precise things to happen, and if you don't let them then life may not be the same. From time to time it seems as if the right things or people come into your life at the right time, and to me it's meant to be that way. It's not chance.
• Philippines
8 Jun 11
yes agree with you, things happen if were caught in such situation which may be favorable or unfavorable. as a matter of fate need to accept whatever the result of the circumstance. being mean for each other such as the person or the object of desire. maybe material or not if its meant then it is going to happen. nothing could control it as some situation is out of control we just let it pass by..
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• Indonesia
4 Jun 11
What for it happen if there is no a purpose. waste time I think.
• Philippines
5 Jun 11
yes your right. everything happen because something is earn and not just wait for somthing to change over night. if you have a goal you need to work hard in order to achieve. without putting too much effort certain failures are there to serve as a test to human strength, without then a person would not know the level of his strength. thanks
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