Sometimes we see a destiny unfold before our eyes and we do not see it as destiny.
By destiny, I mean a predisposed purpose – a plan prepared for us that we have no choice to fulfill.
This morning as I was lying in bed – in that blissful period between waking up and sleeping, it dawned on me.
I was brought down here to Windsor from London to fulfill a purpose.
The problem is that when one has a destiny, you don't know what it us until it has unfolded. Taken place.
You see, I was living quite a lonely existence before then. Living alone in an apartment, only my work to define who I was.
But now, married with two little girls (and a wife who loves bingo!), I feel much more satisfied … content.
But I didn't see it coming.
And it happened so fast.
Within the course of a year.
Suddenly I am here – nine years later – working for a company of purpose … with purpose … for a purpose.
But what in the world is that purpose?
Was I supposed to have an impact or an influence on someone else, someone that would make a difference in the future events to unfold?
Perhaps it's my own little girls – who would not even exist had I not been re-routed that fateful summer of 2000?
That makes sense.
Or am I the one who will make that impact, somehow, in some way? I don't know.
Am I supposed to go look for this destiny? Or will it find me, running into me like a speeding locomotive – forcing a reaction that makes a difference.
I think it will find me, that's why I was put here in this place – to be in position when the time arrives.
Or has it already arrived?
Has it already taken place and I am just too close to see it? Or it has just not yet unfolded far enough yet for me to recognize I did it?
Or am I crazy, simply trying to rationalize a series of random events into something meaningful, when in fact this is just the way life unfolds?
Truth be told, life is pretty good right now. I have a good little family in a nice little home and a job that has some meaning – and some potential for deeper meaning.
I choose my friends very carefully – and those I call friends right now are a wonderful bunch of individuals. In fact my lovely wife Darlene and I may be the catalyst for some of our friends to be friends with each other – and maybe the difference I make simply lays there?
But patience is something that I have always known. And patience has always paid off for me in the past. I am a very patient person – for the most part anyway.
The time will come, if it has not come already. But I hope the day will come when I recognize what that purpose is – and I hope that it will be an outcome I can be proud of.
All I know now is that my coffee is growing cold in the cup on the table beside me. Fall is falling and the deck is cold on Saturday mornings. But yet I sit here and continue to write my posts.
I write my posts for you to read.
Maybe it's you?
Maybe as you read this you will have an epiphany of your destiny – a life changing thought. An inspiration to move into a direction of great impact?
If it is you, do me a favor an let me know.
The suspense is killing me.