The future is full of uncertainties — job changes, new or broken relationships, financial strains. And whether it is an exciting change or a stressful one, it can really wear you down and rob your daily happiness.
Anxiety has taken over my mind lately. My heart beats faster just thinking about the future and all the unknowns it will bring. I’ve thought about it so much to the point of mental exhaustion. Why can’t I just let things go and hope for the best? You absolutely should, but you should also know that someone is playing a part in your small universe.
I’ve felt really out of balance lately. Have you felt the same way? Life happens, and you get busy. And then before you know it, things can spiral out of control. It’s normal to many, but it’s a problem when you let it rob your daily joy.
Let me tell you a short story of how I recently spiraled into an unbalanced black hole.
For a long time, I obsessed about the small number on a tag attached to my clothes. It was such a small number that no one could see but me. But it consumed my mind and impacted the way I looked at my body for far too long.
I would slip on smaller sizes tucked away in my closet just to see if they had somehow gotten looser on me. If they didn’t, my day was ruined. If they did, all was right in the world. Instead of just going a size up, I’d mope around and try to find some way to button those jeans again.
“Oh, you know, the usual. Just busy, busy, busy with life.”
How many of us have heard that line? Way too much. But have you ever stopped to think that maybe it shouldn’t be that way? That maybe the status quo isn’t what God wants for us, and in fact, he may have something better in store for us.