When life takes an unexpected turn it is sometimes hard to have faith that everything will work itself out. In my personal experience in 2017, life took so many twists and turns that I was forced to accept a lot of things I wasn’t happy about. It was very difficult and shocking getting sent home night one on the Bachelor - never saw that coming. I did not expect my time on the show to be cut so short and it left me feeling lost, disappointed in myself, and back to square one. All of my friends and family would lovingly tell me, “God has a plan”, “Everything happens for a reason”. We say these things to comfort our loved ones, but they are not easy to hear when on the other end. I just could not believe that God's plan was leading me to feel so disappointed in myself and uncertain of the future.
It took quite some time for me to realize my perspective was completely backwards. The reason I felt disappointed was that I was following my own path and not embracing God's plan. God INDEED had a plan, and I made the decision to embrace that this letdown was my Divine Detour. I chose to believe that this detour was protecting me from a path I was not supposed to be on. I became adamant about fully accepting this detour and trusting that a different path was already in the works for me. If you are going through anything in your life right now that you don't understand, I am sending you courage to accept the detour; it is leading you to something better.
TRUST the Detour . . .