Do you believe everything happens for a reason?
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1
We have all been taught cause and effect at some point in our lives. What we do, has some sort of effect, whether it is on us, others or something, there is an effect. What others do also can an effect directly or indirectly on us.
Here’s an example I found on another blog:
Almost every driver knows that for their car engine to operate properly it needs to have the proper amount of oil. If it runs out of oil, it will ruin the engine. So, if someone’s engine gets ruined for a lack of oil, was that just meant to be? Don’t things happen for a reason? Yes, and in this case, the reason was a lack of oil.
Hopefully, for that example, most will agree. But let’s try another example. I’ll stay with the automobile for this next example too.
Suppose you have a flat tire. Was it just meant to be? Everything happens for a reason. But, wait. Someone stops to help you with your flat tire and over the course of the changing of the tire, you say something to that person that really helps them.
Now there are some who will argue that the flat tire happened for a reason. They believe that God had a hand in it. He wanted you to be at a precise location at a precise time so that the other person would stop to help.
Regardless of who caused what, or if you agree or disagree with me, remember that in all of life we have choices. We can choose to be negative or we can choose to be positive. We can choose to help people or we can choose to ignore them. And we can choose to ask God if there is something special that He would have us do or say. Bottom line is that whether you think things happened for a reason or not, there is always something that you could learn from the situation.