I think we have all been in that situation- where we wear an outfit that is a tad too large or a tad too small. If the outfit is too small, we breathe in and squeeze into the outfit. If it is too large, we may engage in self-talk by saying, “I think this trend is coming back into style, right?” (haha! 😅Confession- this is totally 100% me!) Let’s face it, whether too large or too small- It simply doesn’t fit.
Well, this week, I was in the same situation but it happened to be with a piece of furniture that was on sale- it was an office desk! Once I scheduled the furniture delivery date, I started thinking about where the desk will be, and I planned my vision around this desk. Now according to the dimensions, it showed that it wouldn’t be a problem getting it into the house.
So, the delivery day comes and guess what- IT DIDN’T FIT! I asked the delivery guys to leave the furniture in the yard. They were kind enough to get me blankets to protect it from the elements. My husband came and took out a portion of the sliding glass door and guess what- IT STILL DIDN’T FIT! The first thing I thought was, “YouTube it! I am sure there is a way you can remove the entire door by ripping the panel off.”🤣 So my husband looked at me perplexed and said, “Honey, it doesn’t fit! Ok, walk with me. Suppose we rip the door open to get this desk in. How will we get it out once we are ready to move? It will cause us problems down the line,” So I swallowed my pride and agreed. I was also embarrassed at how absurd my suggestion was! We now had to return the furniture. We luckily got the delivery truck to come back and pick the furniture and we got a full refund (phew!)
I started to process everything that transpired and it eerily reminded me of how we sometimes try other destinies-Destinies that we have no business being in let alone transition through! We might envision a destiny that isn’t a good FIT for us. We plan, we invest and unfortunately attempt to execute something that was never meant for us. Just like the desk, if we FORCE our way into a destiny that isn’t ours, we may have problems down the line.
Conversely, I want to highlight about not fitting into a particular place that was part of our destiny. We all know that goldfish only grow to the size of their enclosure. That means they have potential to be larger and greater in size but they are limited by their environment. With that same analogy, we sometimes are in positions where we have outgrown our environment. We may be in stagnation or plateau as the environment can no longer accommodate the growth within us. We may find that we tapped out our learning or are unable to pursue meaningful development. And I repeat- we no longer fit in that environment. Friends, we need to be diligent in moving on to the next challenge as we pursue our destiny.
To close, we did find a good piece of furniture on sale via Amazon. I am happy to report that it is a good FIT!!!