FUTURE UNKNOWN

Embrace it!

I used to absolutely hate not knowing what the future held. It seriously frustrated me as well as made me nervous and impatient. I just wanted God to tell me what was ahead. Why wouldn't He tell me?


But this hate of the unknown all changed for me in one simple moment of an afternoon. I had recently moved overseas and didn't have any long term plans or dreams, which I hated not having. I'm someone who enjoys planning. And this one particular afternoon I found myself sitting in a little café wondering if hating the unknown of my future was making things any better? I wondered I don't know what my future holds. Whether I hate that fact, or accept that fact, it doesn't change the fact. I don't know what my future holds but I have the power to either hate not knowing or embrace not knowing.


I remember sitting there contemplating all this. I think I was getting sick of my own grumpy and ungrateful attitude. I started thinking about how blessed I am and how I really should be embracing the unknown of my future. I made a decision that afternoon to embrace it. It completely changed my perspective. How awesome that I get to be on this adventure of life, not knowing the twists and turns that are ahead!


I prefer watching movies and reading novels without knowing what's coming. It's what makes it exciting. It’s the same with life. Stop hating and being scared of it. Start embracing the unknown, being grateful for the life you’re living.


I loved this quote when I was a kid:

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift. That's why it's called the present!

I don't know what my future holds but I have the power to either hate or embrace not knowing.


Don’t worry about tomorrow (Matthew 6:34), trust, be grateful, and use what you have in your hands today. Life is a rollercoaster – roll with it!

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© Shelley Ward