Facing Uncertainty with Assurance

“Exploring the unknown requires tolerating uncertainty.”

Brian Greene, theoretical physicist, mathematician, and string theorist

You may not be exploring the unknowns of the cosmos like Dr. Greene there, but we all have to face uncertainty. There has been plenty of it going on. I am uncertain when I will be able to fill up my gas tank (don’t worry East Coast, we are gonna get through this). Uncertainty can hit us in so many ways. The loss of a job, a loved one, or a relationship or friendship ending.

It is very uncomfortable and even downright terrifying. Why? Because, we like to think we exercise a degree of control in our lives.As I have said before, we control nothing but ourselves. We are doing well to have a handle on that much. While we have the God-given capacity to make choices from our college major tom who we date, we are not in control of external phenomena.

So, what do we do when we face uncertainty? What do we do when we have to make a career change or decide how to move forward after a loss? Like Dr. Greene eluded to- we embrace it. It’s like hugging a porcupine, I know. But if we do not embrace the uncertainty and explore the unknown, we can not make grand discoveries. God used uncertainty all the time to get people to grow and do things never even imagined possible. Abraham did not know where he was being called to or when we would have an heir. Moses did not know how mighty the deliverance of the Israelites would be after God called him to be their leader. The Apostles did not know where their journey with Jesus would lead to when he initially called them from their lives. God accomplished incredible things through these people who embraced the unknown and went on their journey.

Is uncertainty a path to falling apart or to going far beyond our limitations and what we thought possible? That choice is yours, friend. I encourage you to choose this uncertain time in your life to discover new things about yourself. You have talents and passions laying dormant waiting to be activated that would only have gotten activated if your previous life had not experienced this shift. I am facing plenty of uncertainty myself, so I am right here in the trenches with you. I have faced a great deal in the past and can testify to the opportunities it leads to. I’m not special. The same will happen to you if you let it.

As always, please like, share, and follow “Take It In” and share your experiences with the community. God loves you all and so do I. I will join you again soon and be on the lookout for my coming podcast!

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