I want to suggest that it’s just these places in your experience–where dreams and expectations don’t work out–that you are being issued the invitation of your life. Disappointment is, strangely enough, a doorway to the real adventure. It’s the point where you start to leave behind most of your notions of how your story should read–and enter your relationship with God as a journey. A true journey, one that’s wild and adventurous and not anywhere close to predictable.

Better than My Dreams by Paula Rinehart (pg. 16, 17)