This question has been echoing through my mind all week. It was started by a conversation with a friend on the different seasons in life and how God is always preparing us for the next one. I half in jest asked if it was wrong to not want to know what God had next for me. (As in, man the season I’m in now is really tough, I don’t want to know what’s next because I don’t think I can handle it, if this is what He’s using to prepare me for it!) They then asked me; well what are you afraid of? If I could sum it up in one word, it would be the “unknown”. The unknown scares me! I love adventure and spontaneity but I also like some sense of order and a flexible game plan. After giving that answer, they asked me again, ok, well what are you REALLY afraid of? Now I was stumped. I don’t even remember what I replied back with. But for days that simple question has been rolling around in my head; what am I really afraid of? The more I think about it, the more ludicrous it seems… the unknown?
Jesus is in the unknown. That is not going to change! DUH! I needed that reminder – He hasn’t brought me this far to leave me here, and that is what faith and trust are all about right? If we knew what the unknown held, we would not need to trust the Lord or faith in Him and we would seek Him a lot less! What a silly fear! Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever. I have nothing to fear!Regardless of what the unknown holds –He is there. I am judging Him Faithful who has promised! (Hebrews 11:11) There is so much peace in that. I was reminded that the fear of the unknown is like staying in bed at night when you really have to pee, because there might be monsters under the bed. – By God’s grace I will not be paralyzed by fear but instead embrace this season of uncertainty and unknowns as an adventure with Him; a time when I get to see Him work in big ways!