As a planner and worrier, the unknowns of life have a way of making me crazy. I love to go over all of the “what-if’s” and every possible scenario that could go wrong with major life choices and changes. Even good changes have a way of making me stress out and overthink things. Since becoming pregnant, I’ve learned that part of life and part of enjoying life to the fullest means letting go of the unknowns.
Accepting the Unknowns
To accept the unknown is to relinquish control. Not an easy thing for a planner and a low-risk taker like me! Now is the time for me to let go of that need for control. The truth is, we don’t have control over everything anyway. We never will and we couldn’t possibly. Sometimes that scares me and I fear all of the things that could go wrong. Then I remember something really truly important: my hope and my happiness does not come from myself or what plans I have for myself. It doesn’t come from this world or the people in it. It comes from God.
God grants us peace and contentment that does not make sense to this world. It is far greater than anything the world could give us or understand.
When I remind myself of this, I feel a calm that rushes over me the same way I feel calm when a warm breeze hits my face in the summer. Rather than cry and fear the things I cannot control, I am filled with peace and joy for the things that I have and the things that I’ve been given.
God has gifted me with so many things and so many people to love and cherish in my life. Gifts that could never be returned or forgotten. The gift of love and time is far greater than anything else I can imagine.
So, as you go about your week, I challenge you to give up those worries and fears and give them to God. He will be there to uphold you when you want to cry. He will be there when you want to dance with joy. Most importantly, he will be there to grant you peace and calm as you go in to the unknowns.
Do the unknowns of life excite you or scare you?
Tell me in the comments below!