So here is a random post to speak about two popular trains of thought: the enormously popular expression “It is what it is” and the almost as popular statement, “It’s all good.” You may think that both have it merits and given the context of the conversation that prefaces the usage, it may just be the logical ends to the mean. However, I really do not like the “It is what it is” phrase. To me, it sounds so depressing. Sure, this is simply just my opinion but after you read the next paragraph, you may very well agree with me.
Think about it for a moment. Let’s say something does not go as planned. (This happens to me on a regular basis, but that’s besides point.) Instead of having an attitude of thankfulness, its so easy to say (you know what) and resign to the fact that there was nothing that could be done to change it. That indeed.. the circumstances were beyond your control. It’s that “Oh well, such is life” state of mind that just drives me crazy every time I hear those 5 words of contentment : It is what it is….
I do not want to be just content. There is no joy at being content. Life is too short, precious, and full of purpose to just be…(you get the idea by now.) I want to take that frown and turn it upside down (when’s the last time you heard that one) I want to give praise and glory to the one and only God though my trial and tribulations and shout “It’s all good!”
Yes, I can truly say this expression on a daily basis because I know God has my back. He cares for me more that I care for myself. He turns all my trials to his will. One of my favorite verses from God’s Holy Bible give me this assurance:
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
But here’s the key, we must love God. We must be called according to his purpose, living in the middle of His will and our True Purpose or all things will not work together for good.
But I can mean it when I say (and yes, I will proudly exclaim it again) It’s all Good! I am standing on the promises of God on a daily basis and I don’t want to go back to the ways of a hopeless lost individual. I am not lost anymore and that the point.
Plan of Attack: Its time to jump up and shout. Praise God and Glory to his name, I am a child of God! Don’t let anyone discourage you. You are worth more that many sparrows! You have a home in Heaven if you belong to the family of God. Yes, my brothers and sisters.. it is indeed All Good