Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live my friend. I am happy to see that you decided to stop by to visit with me. Thank you. I am a bit frustrated by something that has reappeared in my life. I have been frustrated with this matter for many years. This matter involves ignorance. Ignorance that begets arrogance that perpetuates that ignorance. Although I realize that I am powerless over ignorance and arrogance, I still find myself being frustrated when I am impacted by ignorance and arrogance.
I find myself frustrated when this ignorance impacts my life and my relationships – in negative and adverse ways. I find myself frustrated when ignorance is amplified and “validated” by people with “professional” degrees who espouse their opinions over my reality. I find myself frustrated and saddened when the ignorance of arrogance creates divisions in the relationships that I am seeking to cultivate and maintain. I find myself frustrated when I am minimized and marginalized by the ignorance of arrogance.
In the midst of my frustration I recalled several lessons that I have learned, but forgot to remember amidst my frustration. Although I may want to have friendships and relationships with specific people, I may not know what is in my best interest. When I do not understand, I can choose to let go and let God. I can choose to trust that God is doing for me what I can not do for myself. I can choose to believe that God is using other people’s arrogance and ignorance to shield my life from trouble and heartache.
I can choose to believe that God is using other people’s ignorance and arrogance to move them out of my life. I can choose to believe that God is using other people’s ignorance and arrogance to help me move on with my life. I can choose to believe that God is using other people’s ignorance and arrogance as a means to empower my life.
“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed-door that we do not see the one that has opened before us.” Helen Keller