Did you know that before you were born, much was decided upon. That everything about you was already put in place and decided upon way before you ever showed up?!
Where you were gonna live;
Who you were gonna marry;
Where you would go to school;
What career you would  follow;
What skills you would have;
What qualities & virtues you would possess;
Where you would get that deposit for your first house;
How you're gonna pay for your tuition fees;
How you'll be able to manage being a wife, a mother, AND holding down a Full Time Job;
How you're gonna be able to pay off those credit card bills;
The reason behind why your mother never raised you;
Or the reason behind why your father passed away so suddenly;
Or why your very own parents chose to give you to your grandparents to raise you instead of them.
Why you were adopted;
Why you were mistreated and bullied in school;
Why you were name-called by those girls;
Why you don't look like anybody else in your family or even at school;
Why you walk the way you do;
Why you were always alone - without friends to sit with at lunch;
It was all part of your story.
The reason why you agonized over your situation, wondering: "will this ever end?" 
"Will I succeed in life?"
"Will I ever find the love-of-my-life?"
"I'm in too deep, how do i get out of this mess I'm in?"
To which the answers were already put in place for you to discover 
The answer to: why he married her and not you.
Why you seem to struggle when all of your friends are doing so well.
Or why you can't seem to be happy were you are now.
It was all decided.
As it is written:
" Before you were formed, I knew you. Before you were born, I set you apart." - Jeremiah 1:5
"So do not fear, for I am with  you. Do not be dismayed, I am your God.I will strengthen you and help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." - Isaiah 41:10

Which means: There's nothing you could ever do or go through that God hasn't  made provisions for.
He's  got you covered!
Because the  intricacies and nuances of the story that is your life were all chosen and put in place (by God)  - not to strip you off of your personal will to choose, but to draw you to that place where your story can not only strengthen you into a woman of power, substance, and resonance.
but also a place where your story will have such magnitude as to serve as an antidote & encouragement to someone  who may be  going through the very thing that you struggled with.

So stop stressing because the pain you endured, the rejection you suffered, coupled with all the unanswered questions life threw at you, all add up to the beauty that is your story.

Embrace it.  Because had it been anybody else, they wouldn't have survived. But you did. And because of that,  you now have a story to tell.

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