Wednesday, July 9, 2008

uncertain times


so what do you do in uncertain times? do you ignore the impending doom? do you freak out? do you begin to develop an alternate plan? what do you do? maintain? do more? do less? what do you do? perspective is always good....to evaluate your position to those less fortunate or the ones that have already been through the ringer. overreact? stay focused? what do you do?

clearly, questions go hand and hand with uncertainty. our innate human desire to be in control at all times drive this quest for answers and clarity. it's easy in times of rock solid stability to say things like "hang in there", "keep your head up", and "don't give up" to encourage people around you. but it's not so easy to say to yourself.

fear of failing....yourself and the ones you love can so easily paralyze you from moving...or even from simply holding your present ground. but deep down...there can be excitement in that moment of fear and instability because it indicates that change is near. a crossroads is coming close, that just might change your perspective enough to usher in the new season.

so don't lose heart...ok! time is uncertain, and not one of us really know what life has in store for tomorrow. all that we can do is make the most of the time we have today.

7 comments:

Chelle said...

Scary, difficult times right now. But you're right... it can be exciting at the same time. Thank God for His faithfulness. We can always rest in that!

Sharon said...

Have you read my blog yet?

Jeramy Sossaman said...

just read it....we're sharing a brain today. :-) we ARE one.

Grammy said...

Wow the Sossaman's are on the same page today. Life is not always fun, but thank God there is a rock, shelter in times of storms. Our economy is a storm!!! We are so spoiled, we have more than most and way more than what we need. Count our blessings, name them one by one!

Lauren said...

So true,J! If you keep an eye out there is always an oppprtunity for something good. God wouldn't tell us to overcome evil with good if we couldn't do it (Romans 12:21)! With Christ we always can, praise the Lord!

james said...

Id like to give this message to a drifter before he wanders across Steve's path on a bad day.

Jeramy Sossaman said...

James and Lauren....both true....scary