As we roll into the holiday season, I have been contemplating one of my favorite holiday movies; It’s a Wonderful Life. For those that may not have seen this Christmas classic, it is the story of George Bailey who is visited by an angel named Clarence who gives George the gift of seeing how life would be in his hometown if he never existed.
What I have been thinking about is how things in my life might have been different if I had made different choices in life. Even the smallest choice you make can significantly change things. How would my life be if I had never met certain people? Would I be happier in life or would I have become a grumpy old man? Would I have done some of the things I have done, or not? Would I have found some of the things I have longed for or would I still be where I am today.
I have always believed that my path has been steered to where God wants me to be at that very moment in time. The hardest part at times is for me to understand why he has put me where I am and why I am in the situations that I experience. There is a purpose, but at times I don’t know what it is. So, I trust in God that I am following the path that is meant for me as he guides me through life and that I will become the person that he wants me to be.