It is possible to have confidence even when the future is unknown. Finding peace and confidence when life is filled with so much unknown, especially when life feels tumultuous, is the cornerstone of being able to have joy in all circumstances. In this post we’re talking about how to have confidence and peace when the unknowns of life feel too big and also how to release your need to know about what is to come in the future.
Comparative suffering and ambiguous grief – the unknown vortex we are in.
Can you really live with confidence and peace if life really is all unknown?
How to release your need to know
Have you ever wondered if you could write a book? Or maybe you’re daydreaming about being a successful entrepreneur? Maybe you’ve got an idea for a charity stirring inside you or possibly a desire to share your art – whether it is your canvas, your words, your music or your voice – with the world?
I want you to know that whatever is stirring in your heart is stirring for a reason. I believe it was breathed into you by God and that when you show up and go all-in on where you’re feeling led, that you will light the world up in your own important way.
You don’t have to keep wondering if your dream is possible. You don’t have to keep making excuses about why you’re not “ready” to start. You don’t have to believe the critics or the comparison that is holding you back.
You just need to learn how to believe in yourself – to really believe in yourself. I want to teach you the mindset behind how the most confident and most successful people think. You can think that way too, and when you do, you’ll take that dream on your heart, and you’ll start to actually do it.
LET’S THINK ABOUT ALL UNKNOWNS THOUGH:
Relationships, finances, the economy, health, whether or not people like you, what kinds of things your kids are interested in, the outcome of projects you pour yourself into.
Death toll counts.
Guilt over happiness.
Desperation for life to resume.
Speculations – divisions, and unity.
It’s a giant unknown in the world.
I have found peace and release by learning how to let go of the outcome and become more interested in the process.
For example, I just poured my last six weeks – every free waking minute of them – to the creation of my newest endeavors and Project. I have big goals for how many people’s dreams I could deliver on.
BUT, REALLY, THE SECRET TO BEING CONFIDENT WHEN LIFE IS UNKNOWN IS HOW TO TAP INTO PEACE.
Peace, beyond circumstances, comes from:
- Knowing that you belong.
- Believing that you can walk in peace and joy
- Letting go of our need to know
- Refining our mental capacity to stay in the present.
You will live in joy and peace.
The mountains and hills will burst into song, and the trees of the field will clap their hands!
I prayed to the Lord, and he answered me. He freed me from all my fears. Those who look to him for help will be radiant with joy; no shadow of shame will darken their faces.
CAN YOU REALLY LIVE WITH CONFIDENCE AND PEACE WHEN LIFE IS FILLED WITH UNKNOWNS?
You get there when you can learn to confidently and cooly release your need to know.
We don’t need to know everything.
It’s a matter of deciding for yourself who is in charge.
If it’s you – then, my theory doesn’t work.
If it’s God – then, my theory rings true.
HOW TO RELEASE YOUR NEED TO KNOW AND BE CONFIDENT WHEN LIFE IS UNKNOWN:
It’s a daily decision.
Daily surrender and fight against self-reliance.
For me, in order to find against the temptation for self-reliance, self-sufficiency, and counterfeit control, I have to remind myself of how life looked like and felt when I tried it out that way. I have to remind myself that that didn’t work – and that I don’t want to repeat a broken pattern.
It’s a decision of mental awareness – and a daily perspective check:
- Am I fighting for control?
- Am I self-focused or faith-focused?
- Am I knowingly trying to control that which I know I can’t?
- Am I finding deep and faithful gratitude for where I am and what I do have?
You have a choice to make a difference or not.
One of the most tragic realities in the world is that most of the world thinks that their contribution to the world won’t matter enough, so they don’t show up for it.
Your dream – your book, your blog, your business, your art, your voice, your ideas, your brightness – matter. The world needs you to go all in. God created you with potential and passion to unleash.
It’s your choice to believe it.
So, are you going to choose to make a difference in the world?
If your answer is yes, and you want to really master the mindset of self-confidence and self-believe that you need to take your dream and make it happen.