“What you resist, persists” Carl Jung

It’s being a while but here I am. This has been such an interesting few weeks that I had to share. I have been on a bit of a “losing” streak of late. Two weeks ago I lost my drivers license. Last week I lost my tested sunglasses and on Saturday I lost my glucometer. 3 weeks ago I also lost a book that had some of my notes in it and that’s what really seemed to kick this streak off. You can imagine my frustration each time each item went missing!


Like I said, frustration has been the order of the day. The last time I had my book was in a meeting room. I only realised it was gone that evening at home. I didn’t worry as i just assumed I had left it on my desk and would get it in on Monday. I did have a nagging sense that I was lying to myself as I didn’t remember seeing it there but I let the thought go. The book was not there on Monday and to be honest, I still have no idea where it is. My driver’s license was last seeing when security scanned it to let me in on the Wednesday as I couldn’t find my access card. Luckily the access card was in my bag. My glasses were last seen about the same day. I was convinced that I had said to myself that I won’t need them so I will just leave them on the table. They weren’t on the table when I needed them on Sunday 🤦🏽‍♀️. And then on Saturday,I last remembered placing my glucometer in my bag before dropping my son off and going to a wedding. On Sunday morning it was no where to be seen.


Naturally, with the loss of each item, I spent hours tracing my steps in my head, then physically in some cases. I beat myself up for being so careless. I couldn’t believe thatI now had to go and stand in that damn drivers license queue a whole year earlier than necessary! Really Michelle! 🤬 Naturally, the longer I tried to control the situation, the longer it took to find the items. So I stopped. The saying “What you resist persists” kept popping into my head so decided to stop resisting. Now those who know me, know that I am a bit of a cynic but in order to not have to join that darn licensing queue,I decided to put the “What you embrace, dissolves” saying to the test. I had nothing further to lose and everything to gain.

Man on edge of mountain ledge
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Embracing and having Faith

What do you know, it worked! You know how that say that no problem is too big or too small for God? Well “they” know what they are talking about! I can officially vouch for the small problems part right now. So here’s what happened… I prayed. I asked God to either send me to the area/person where my license was or send the person to me with it. I also affirmed that I cannot lose what was mine by Divine right and I put the issue out of my mind. Lo and behold people, that afternoon no less, I get a message to say that a lady at work had picked up my license in the car park that morning and was looking for me so that she could return it. Just like that! Boom! I had my license back 😃. How cool is that!

So yesterday I was having my nails done and related my license story to my beautician when I realised that I had better do the same for my glasses and my glucometer. Yes, you guessed it. Today I have both my glasses and glucometer back. Alex packed my glasses in an arb packet and left it in a corner when clearing the table last week. The packet caught my eye this morning because I hadn’t seen it previously when looking for the glasses. There amongst a toy ant water bottle was my glasses case. I did say it was an arb packet didn’t I. 😜 As for my glucometer, turns out it fell out of my bag and under the car seat on Saturday. The car wash guys found it today when they were vacuuming. I had put my bag in the boot on my way to the wedding so when I checked the boot and didn’t see it there I assumed I lost it at the wedding. I don’t normally wash my car for months at a time and todayI just decided to go for it because I knew there would be space on a rain threatening day. Glad I followed that instinct.

The book has yet to find it’s way back to me but I now have faith that it will. Everything else did. For all I know, this was God’s way of making me put the texts I have been reading to the test so I increase my faith in Him. If that was the reason, then you better believe it worked. I am so excited! I just need to remember to put the big things in His hands as well…

So there you have it. Keep the faith and trust your instincts. As Ram Dass says, ” The next message you need is right where you are.”

Thanks for reading my post. If you enjoyed it, you know wha to do, like and share 🙂

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Author: groundedafrican

Proudly South African mum to a bright and gorgeous young human. Employee. Life Coach in the making. Blogger. Fascinated with and passionate about people and helping them grow.

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