…how much you’re loved.
…how powerful you are.
…how close you are to achieving your goals.
…how it will all come together…and that’s OK.
If you’re anything like me, you probably spend the most time obsessing over the last two ‘how’s. Even if we have a clear vision of what we want, ‘how’ and ‘when’ it will happen tend to be a bit fuzzy.
I used to have this ‘make it happen’ mentality, thinking I could force success, love, progress, and more. If things seemed to move too slowly, my impatience would creep in and I’d just throw more hours at it. The downfall of this approach was that I’d take on unnecessary burdens or I’d waste hours of time and end up with the same results. That in turn, would make me wonder if I truly knew what I wanted. I’d think because the road was so tough, ‘maybe it wasn’t meant to be.’
Don't get me wrong, life has its challenges, but sometimes we add to it by worrying so much about the 'hows.' The 'hows' often kept me from starting projects because I didn't want to begin something, if I didn't know how it would end.
That’s what makes faith so radical. It requires you to surrender and lean on God instead of the perfect plan in your head. At the same time, it requires you to trust Him and act even when you don’t know all the details.
Focus on the first two ‘hows’ — how much God (and so many others) love you and access the power within — to manage the fear that comes with the latter two 'hows.'