Are you a planner? Are you a worrier? Do you like to be in control of things?
To some extent, I am all of those three. I think there are many positive things that come from being that way. Planning and preparation are beneficial. Thinking beyond the short-term and looking forward also can be a helpful perspective.
However, I’m increasingly understanding a lot of downsides as well. One of the major negatives is that a majority of the time and energy I put out in thinking through the “what-if’s” never happen. So, what have I gained from all my contemplating—not that much.
What I’m beginning to settle in on is a mindset of really trying to be in the moment of what I’m doing. Putting forth my best effort and if it makes sense to consider immediate next steps, than that makes sense to do that as well.
With that said, one of the most freeing realizations I’m having these days is to move away from worrying about my future. What if I lose my job? What if my health gets worse? What if something should happen to a loved one? etc.
Do what I can today to the best of my abilities.
Consider immediate next steps where it makes some sense to be prepared for it?
Camp out on the belief that you will not know what’s in the future, but through a belief in Jesus Christ and a trust in Him, you can know who holds the future——and you are in good hands!