Accept What Is

“Do not consider what could have been; accept what is and make the most of it.”

I found this quote in an old journal.  I wrote it after finding out that I didn’t get a promotion that I desperately wanted and was pretty confident I would get.  I can still remember the hollowed gut feeling of receiving such disappointing news.

Looking back now, I see the beauty in God allowing me to experience that disappointment.  I’m so grateful that God often replaces our dreams with something better if we’re willing to accept the circumstances as they are and make the most of them.

  • Kathie

    Amen! I have been there, too. Sometimes God says ‘no’ to what we think is our best so that He can say ‘yes’ to His best.