Hello there and a Happy Monday to you!
I am sure you are probably wondering if this is a review of the song “Que Sera Sera” (although i do LOVE the song) and why on earth would I write a review of a song published in 1956? Be rest assured, it is not what you think, not even close 🙂 This is more of a reflection of a commonly used phrase that have lost its significance, partly because it has become so familiar.
This phrase came to mind this morning as I was pondering on what to write about. I think it is a response to those times we get worried and also a call to action to make us take a step back from the situations that make us worry and look at the bigger picture.
So, I have been on an apartment search for over 3 weeks and it has been both a daunting and humbling experience. You see, I had only anticipated this taking no more than 5 days; I jokingly (but honestly) said to my one friend (Ngozichukwu, you are probably laughing out loud as you read this) “unlike you, I easily find good places to live”…I was THAT confident 😎. As the days rolled by, I began to nonchalantly stress about it (you know when you’re worried about something but you pretend like it’s no big deal?). Who was I kidding thinking I (on my own) could find a place in 5 days in a metropolis like Toronto? Ha! 😐
Although I had asked God for help, along the way, I started to rely on my own ability (like most of us do). Like the several times I would see a place online and He would tell me “Don’t waste your time going to view this place, you won’t like it” but I would still go anyways because it looked good from the pictures. And of course I would be disappointed when I got there. And then there was the one place He directed me to go view, of which I did and really liked (but of course I had to go see other places, just to make sure I am not missing anything). This action jeopardized my chances of having the place: I got the place and lost it; and then got ANOTHER place, and lost it too (funny story about this second one).
So now I was back to square one, but as I decided to start on the search again, I had this feeling that I should take a break, but of course, “resilient” Tolu 😏 wouldn’t listen, I still continued the search, all of which came up empty. But somehow God showed me who is boss and turned the situation around. Long story short, I was offered the initial place that I really liked, and at a REDUCED price.
So here is what I’ve learned this week:
- God knows EVERYTHING. Period! So listen to Him, no questions asked!
- Don’t worry about the small stuff (I know it is easier said than done, but life is never that serious)
- Yes whatever will be, will be. HOWEVER, it is possible to jeopardize what will be by your actions/inactions.
- And finally, if something is yours, no one can have it, because it was CUSTOM made for you ONLY, no one else.
As I bask in the assurance that my Father will always take care of me, I leave you with these…
“No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him” 1 Corinthians 2:9
“...And I know that whatever God does is final. Nothing can be added to it or taken from it. God’s purpose is that people should fear him” Ecclesiastes 3:14
Unapologetically different and not Stressing because Que Sera Sera,