The Determinants of Your Life
When you have a question about your life, little or big, it doesn't really matter much how you answer it. You have a choice to make here and there, and you make your choice. No matter how great your decision may seem to you, it is only a decision. Whatever choice you make, in one sense, nothing is changed. Oh, yes, of course, the surface may change, yet the surface is only the surface. Underlying the surface, is a strong force that works for your good. In the big picture, in the really big picture, whatever choice you make isn't going to matter that much.
I understand it matters to you. It may seem all-important to you, yet in the long run, it doesn't matter what turn in the road you take any more than it matters what restaurant you go to or whether you go to the movies or not. You may say it's life-changing whether you marry or not. You may say it's life-changing whom you marry. Certainly, it means something whether you marry and whom you marry. It matters more who you are, and you are you regardless of your companions along the way. Nothing is earthshaking, beloveds. Even earthquakes are not earthshaking. Do you understand what I'm saying?
Whether you go to Paris and learn French or go to Istanbul to learn Turkish, you are learning. Ultimately, the course of study is about you, so you are the subject matter. You are the curriculum. You will learn yourself equally in Paris or Istanbul. You will learn yourself married or single. You will learn yourself no matter whom you marry. Yes, don't take commitment to marriage lightly, and yet, when all is said and done, it's only a part of your story.
Whether you sail on the Queen Mary or a yacht, you will reach your destination. I understand you may have had your heart set on the Queen Mary yet a yacht or an airplane or a train or a buggy will get you there. Your destination is assured. In that way, your destiny is affirmed. The route you take is up to you. In terms of the world, beloveds, you are fallible. In My terms, you are infallible.
You are always taking a gamble in world life. Even the best choices you make in the world are not a sure thing. Ultimately, your choices are a pig in the poke. In terms of the world, you cannot be sure. In terms of Heaven, you can be sure. That is how I can say that your choices are not so important as you think. Ultimately, your choices are only choices. They are not determinants of your whole life, even when it may seem so.
You can be sure that if you swim in the water, you will get wet. You can be sure that if you live life, you are living it. No one said your life in the world has to be perfect. No one said you had to sabotage yourself either.
Life is not accidental. There are no accidents in the long view, but, of course, in the short view there are accidents aplenty. And yet it all comes out in the wash. We can say I am the Wash. Heaven is the Wash. When you are swimming in the water of My heart, you are swimming in the water of My heart. Whatever detours you take are only detours. You can never stop swimming in My heart regardless of choices you make. Whether they are seen as right choices or wrong choices, you are swimming in My heart.
Beloveds, you are irrevocably Mine. So, I ask you, what can happen really but that?