“Whatever happens will be perfect.”
I can’t say that I created this idea. I heard it a couple of months ago and for some reason, I continued to think about it. It was the quote that would pop into my head every time I felt fear or worry coming into my thoughts. When I would sit in front of my computer planning for a major project, there was that same quote replaying like a broken record through my internal hemisphere. It was enough to drive me mad – AND, it was enough to convince me of a different way of thinking about what could happen.
When I think back to where worrying began for me, I can’t deny that it was in my nature. My grandmother is a worrier. My mother is a big worrier. I am probably an even bigger worrier. But the more I worry, the more I realize it is nonsensical. I can’t even remember what I worry about after it has passed or why I let it take up so much energy.
In fact, there was a recent study done that said 85% of what people worry about does NOT come true. So much for those sleepless nights and stressful days I often commit myself to. When I heard this statistic, I knew I had to make a change in how I tackle my present and my future – effective immediately.
In order to make change, I started to think back to our Creator. Over and over in the book of Genesis, God literally created things into existence, saw that it was good, and then moved on to the next one.
- God said, “Let there be light.” He saw that it was good, and He moved on.
- God created the earth and the seas. He saw that it was good, and He moved on.
- God created vegetation. He saw that it was good, and He moved on.
This occurred for seven days, but you get the idea. When God created, He didn’t worry about what would happen next. He said it was good, and He pressed on. I believe we are expected to do the same in our own lives. If the God of the universe can rest knowing that it was “good,” so can we.
To go deeper, there is a perfect reason to use the word “perfect.” According to Dictionary.com, it is defined as exactly fitting the need in a certain situation or for a certain purpose. In essence, whatever happens will be the exact fit for our specific situation or purpose. What a relief to know that I don’t ever have to wonder or question that truth!
It’s not as simple as 1-2-3 to take a habit that has been embedded in us and completely remove it tomorrow, but consider this thought: Just as God took things day by day, step by step, and from good to great, let’s do the same with the occurrences in our life regardless of whether or not we created them. There is no place for worry because each experience has a purpose for something greater. For that reason, it will be perfect.