“I cannot believe that, seriously!”….I shrugged my head in disbelief. I had very successfully interviewed for a job, in a place I really wanted to live. It was close to my family, in a place with tons of outdoor activities, and a great climate. It was the same position I currently have, which isn’t at all fulfilling, but considering all the other benefits I’d gladly make the change.
Then out of the blue, the opportunity just vaporized. I mean, poof….gone.
Needless to say I was very, very upset and went out into to nature to have one of those no holds barred conversations with God. Ironically, when I let it all out unabashedly, is when I become crystal clear. It’s that point of frustration, that point of I’m tired of having hopes dashed, that I’m not taking this crap anymore attitude that breaks through every barrier to my soul. That is where real change begins.
So fast forward several months later…..nothing like the passage of time to put things in perspective. For a long time I have dreamed of being a successful writer who inspires people, who makes a positive difference in the world. I’ve dreamed of writing about travel and using my photography skills to share the good things about the world and encourage others to do the same.
It’s been 3 months since I didn’t get the job I really wanted. In those 3 months I finished and submitted my animal stories book to be published. Several of my travel stories have been published on high profile websites. And…..last week I was interviewed on television!!! My first big break and it was so easy. Remember my photography? Yesterday, I was chosen as the photographer for a photo shoot of a 1.2 million dollar home.
I feel so alive that it’s incredible!! THIS is what makes my heart sing! It is all coming together so effortlessly that I just stand there in awe and all I can say is Wow and Thank You. I didn’t get the job I thought I wanted, but I’m beginning to live the life I’ve dreamed.
So the question remains Is God saying “no” when your requests aren’t answered? Based on my experiences, I have a theory. When you let go and ask God to guide you, what begins to appear are your heart’s true desires. We may say we really want something, but way deep inside there is a different desire. Letting go and trusting is when we connect to our deeper being. Like a defibrillator, it often takes a jolt from life for us to connect to our heart.
Ironically, when we surrender to our heart, “coincidences” start to appear, and things easily fall right into place. Instead of tireless effort that seems to get nothing, the simplest efforts yield incredible results.
So the next time a prayer isn’t “answered” take a long deep look into your soul. Just maybe your heart’s desires are begging, screaming, and kicking to be let out and now is their time.