According to Dictionary.com:
a striking occurrence of two or more events at one time apparently by mere chance.
Then we look at the word a little closer and we pull the word Coincide…
For many years I’ve said that I don’t believe in coincidence. I think now that for many years I haven’t fully understood its definition.
To occupy the same place in space, the same point or period in time, or the same relative position.
A coincidence is when seemingly unrelated events coincide with each other and bring together an incredible outcome.
In my life, I have had many major changes all happen on the platform of coincidence. I pray and hope that I can spend more time with my daughter, that I can attain my Coaching certification and still be financially sound. 2 weeks later I’m laid off from my job with severance, I enroll in Coaching classes and I’m a stay at home mom.
My husband and I for several years keep meaning to go to Virginia Beach for our wedding anniversary. It never happens. He’s laid off from his job and a friend offers to pay him to work at his garage near Virginia Beach. He accepts a new job and we move to Virginia 4 months later and live an exciting life there for the next year.
Nothing happens by accident.
Everything happens for a reason.
I look around and there are many things that I’m hoping will change. I do the legwork, I put in the hours, I pray and journal, I hope and wish and I do my due diligence to make it happen. Then after all of that trying, I’m still somehow in the same place. I lose my faith and try to forget.
When we’re not trying so damn hard to make life happen around us, we realize that whether we’re trying or not, LIFE IS happening around us.
Two points coincide and a platform is created, a coincidence to launch me forward into the very thing I’ve been imagining.
And it’s better than I ever could have imagined.
In our lives, there are trillions of moving parts. We like to think we have control… but we don’t.
We see the very tip of the iceberg and not even a fraction of what is going on underneath the scenes.
I’ll be the first to admit, I feel like I’m walking with cinderblocks tied to my ankles. I feel stuck, I feel that no matter what I do, what I try, things are not moving forward.
I’ll also be the first to tell you that this thinking, feeling – will not move me forward.
It’s surrender that moves us forward. Knowing that there are so many moving parts… no matter how slow things may feel, underneath it all is massive change and major progress.
When you look back on life, and acknowledge what you wanted a year ago, or 5 years ago… do you have it? So much of our time is wasted in worrying about when things will come. And so much of it is out of our hands. There are moving parts that are moving us in that direction all day every day.
And then we wake up one day, and things are lighter, clearer… less burdensome.
Something is different.
Those points come together and we move forward fast. We coincide, we call it magic, fate, destiny.
It launches us into a brand new life and that life will foster growth… and one day, not so far down the road, we’ll ask for it again.
And from this coincidence… we grow.