What does destiny mean to you? Does it mean that your life is fixed in time? Does it mean that it cannot be changed? Are you destined to be a doctor, a singer, an ornithologist, a lawyer, a teacher? Where and how is it set that you are to become this? Is your destiny just in your mind? Has God set your destiny for you?
Have you ever truly thought about what the concept of destiny means to you? Or, have you been issued this word from a young age and decided to adopt it into a partial definition of yourself?
I can see a potential problem with this. As romantic as destiny can seem, it is likely that you will become lost and feel like, in some way, that the universe owes you something. Say, for example, that I thought that I was destined to be a pop star! There is a danger that I may interpret that destiny as an absolute result. That no matter what I do or don’t do, I will be a pop star! Great! I obviously have a lot of faith in destiny! But, if I do nothing to be a pop star, is it likely that I would become one? No! Saying that; “I’m destined to be” translates to being owed something by the Universe/God. You can keep repeating that statement but sooner or later you’re going to have to do something about it before opportunities pass you by!
Now, if I say “I choose to be a pop star” It immediately puts the responsibility on me to become that which I choose. It’s a conscious choice. The choice involves effort, it involves me making decisions and following the path I’ve set forward for myself. If I decide at a later time that I don’t want to be a pop star, I can always make a different choice!
I admit that there maybe a greater plan beyond my choices set in stone in some way, but I will never know for sure, what I know right now in this moment in this instant, is that I could choose to do anything that my heart desires and then begin a chain of choices that lead to that outcome.
If God has set a path for you, maybe God wants you to choose your way to it. Life seems so boring if I can’t choose between this immensely beautiful diversity that this planet has to offer!
Choose, choose, choose! The universe may throw you a couple of hints and suggest what you may be good at but never let it be set in stone, or know that with your talents there is multitude of things that you can choose to do. Just because you’re a good singer, it doesn’t mean you have to be a pop star.