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Amor Fati?



"For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, God’s building." ~ 1 Corinthians 3:9





I was recently introduced to the concept of amor fati.


The words are Latin, and it means the love of fate, or one's own fate.


Basically, it boils down to the idea that everything that happens in life is good. Some way, somehow, it is for the good and necessary. (Sound familiar?)


In the same conversation, I was introduced to stoicism philosophy.


Of course, I was familiar with the word stoic/stoicism/stoically, but I didn't realize there was a whole philosophy rooted in the core idea.


Apparently, this one relates to the idea of optimizing the positive and diminishing the negative within, in order to train up our character and inner being.


Both are beautiful, admirable, and worthy of pursuit, in my humble opinion.


Both are also missing a critical piece, wouldn't you agree?


I would assert that everything that happens in life is for the good and necessary to our life's path because as a creation of the Creator, our Heavenly Father knows what we need to become who we were created to be. Our "fate" is in the hands of the One behind it all.


And, yes, come what may, we have the power to take every thought captive and choose the empowered approach, to choose to elevate our presence, being, faith, trust, surrender, peace, and love in any given moment. I believe that's part of the work we're here to do... as flawed as I might be in my execution from time to time.


So, yes. Powerful. Poetic. Beautiful. Worthy of pursuit, both.


And, when considering such things, I believe we must remember the Artist behind it all and His role in our moulding, shaping, and everyday moments.


Wouldn't you agree?


I wish you a life of loving the fate He has crafted just for you, and the discipline to optimize the positive and co-labor with Him in refining elements of character and inner being afresh, with each new sunrise, such that you one day get to come before the Father and hear the words, "Well done."




Father,


Thank You.


Thank You, for knowing our journey.


Thank You, for co-creating our lives within and without.


Thank You, for helping us to have the wisdom and discipline to both trust and surrender to your loving care for refinement, but also to be active participants with You in our own evolution.


All this we pray in the name of Your Son.


Amen.




"But now, O LORD, You are our Father; we are the clay, and You are the potter; we are all the work of Your hand." ~ Isaiah 64:8

"... So that we may be fellow workers for the truth." ~ 3 John 1:8

"A man’s heart plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps." ~ Proverbs 16:9



May the Good Lord bless you and keep you, friends... always, in all ways. Amen.


Bonus song of praise...


Before today, I was unfamiliar with the work of Taya. Love what she's up to!


Sharables! ...and, hey, thanks for sharing.






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