I've always wondered the difference between fate and destiny...
The dictionary defines them as...
*DESTINY- 1. The inevitable or necessary fate to which a particular person or think is destined.
2. A predetermined course of events considered as something beyond human power or control.
3. The power or agency thought to predetermine events.
Destiny brought them together.
*FATE- 1. a) The supposed force, principle, or power that predetermines events.
b) The inevitable events predestined by this force.
2. A final result or consequence, an outcome.
Fate keeps on happening.
The quotes & opinions of some on destiny/fate
"There's no use to rush fate because the best things in life are worth the wait."
"If you believe in fate, fight for it."
"You can't fight fate."
"When two people are meant to be together, they will be together. It's fate."
"There is fate, but it only takes you so far, because once you're there it's up to you to make it happen."
"I believe that two people are connected at the heart, and it doesn't matter what you do, or who you are or where you live; there are no boundaries or barriers if two people are destined to be together."
"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."
"Destiny is not something to be desired and not to be avoided: a mystery not contrary to reason, for it implies that the world, and the course of human history, have meaning."
"Destiny is something we've invented because we can't stand the fact that everything that happens is accidental."
"Everything happens for a reason."
"I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you can appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together."
"Fate leads the willing and drags along the unwilling."
"They were seeking out the treasures of their destiny, without actually wanting to live out their destiny."
"Anything that happens once does not necessarily happen again, everything that happens twice is likely to happen for the third time as well."
"Fate is just a helping hand from God while our destiny lies in us."
"Fate is the changeable future while destiny is the inevitable."
"Being destined is not leaving it all in fate. It's all about how you exert much effort proving that the two of you are really rightfully meant to be together."
"Some people meet the way the sky meets the earth--inevitably, and there is no stopping or holding back their love. It exists in a finished world, beyond the reach of common sense."
The way I see it is destiny is real-er than anything. A force that can cross oceans, fly, time travel, is invisible, has superpowers, bring two people who are meant to be together no matter what. I feel like God made everyone a soul mate who holds the other half of our hearts, and we won't be complete until we are together. I believe destiny and love are interlinked and the most powerful, magical forces we are blessed with.
However, I think once you are brought together, you have to work at it everyday to stay together. Fate can be good or bad, helpful or hurtful. Sometimes it will try to tear you apart as will forces that are less powerful but ever present. The best things in life don't come free. What's worthwhile is never easy but ALWAYS worth it, and if you truly love each other and stay together as one, always putting the other first unconditionally doing what is right and with God's help, you can make it through hell and back. You can be together forever. If you are meant to be, nothing can break or tears you apart unless you let it.
TRUE LOVE LASTS FOR ETERNITY <3