Think about the most challenging thing you ever had to deal with in your life. Now think about what life was like one month before it happened. Even if you can look back in hindsight and say, “Oh, I knew it was coming,” there was no way you could have truly known how things were going to play out, how they would make you feel, or what lessons you would learn. When you think about things this way, it might cause you to wonder: “well, what battles am I going to have to face a year from now? Five years from now? Ten years from now?” The uncertainty is overwhelming when you allow it consume you. However, because of who we are in Christ, we have no reason to fear the unknown. In his travels, Paul had no idea what things he would face in the days to come. However, he didn’t let it stop him from being passionate about spreading the Gospel. Paul learned that it was far more valuable to focus on the work God had called him to instead of stressing out over what might go wrong—even if it meant imprisonment! God used Paul mightily, and He wants to use you, too. Don’t let yourself be afraid of the unknown. A year ago, you didn’t know what today would look like and God brought you here. He will continue to do this for as long as you live. Keep your focus on finishing the course He has called you to.
Your sister in Christ,
Morgan Harper Nichols