20 Oct Uncertainty
In our every day living, we face many challenges, and I think that’s a good thing because a challenge that is faced is actually half solved. But then, there is one nagging problem that I find very difficult, that of uncertainty, vagueness, conflictions, a feeling of not knowing and being in the dark, that I find hard to tackle. You are never in control in these situations, and anxiety levels are always in high alert, wondering like, what is happening really, or what is going to happen. Then there is where you are unsure, can’t choose, can’t let go, you don’t want to think about the future, but you think about it anyway. It just might be me, but these nerve wrecking situations are the worst, I would rather have a problem at hand that I can actually start handling. Then again, it is a challenge!
I don’t want to give details here but I am facing two really problematic situations, one, am in the dark, being uncertain of something happening at work, and second, I have conflicting emotions where I can’t seem to choose or let go. I can cry of the confusion to be honest, which prompted me to research on what to do when in the state of discomposure.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight,” Proverbs 3: 5-6. I went first to the good book; I have always been told that it is the guidance we need. So, I asked the bible, what verses can talk to me about all this confusion in my head, and sure enough I was not disappointed. I found encouragement like: “what, then, shall we say in response to these things, if God is for us, who can be against us?” Luke asked, “who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life?” “For God is not a God of confusion but of peace”, but I think the verse I loved the most was this “For God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind”. If I wrote down all the verses, you might think I wanted to preach, which is always a good deed to spread the good gospel, but I was honestly looking for advise and encouragement and a way out of my head.
I then sat down and reflected back on everything I have come to learn of having a positive mindset, focusing of the brighter sides of every situation with positive thoughts, being of an abundance mentality. If we could approach life’s challenges with a positive outlook. It does not necessarily mean avoiding or ignoring the bad things; instead, making the most of the potentially bad situations, trying to see the best in other people, and viewing yourself and your abilities in a positive light, then I think uncertainty, conflicting emotions and confusion can no longer haunt us. Am sure am not the only one who faces these types of perplexities, and when you do, choose optimism, choose resilience, be consciously aware to focus positively, accept the situations, and then try to be a person of integrity, at least that is the direction I want to choose for me.
I hope when the day is up and bright in the morning, it will be light and bright for my precious confused mind.
Trust me writing this down is already calming me down, praying for peace, clarity and serenity for each and every one of us, choose love! choose laughter