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The Eyes of the Unknown
are always watching, wondering when we will approach.
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All of us find ways to relax differently. Some people actually need to be doing something in order to relax—an idle mind for some is more dangerous than a clustered one. Yet some people can only relax if they are doing absolutely nothing.
When it comes to how I am able to relax in our crazy world, I would say that I am somewhere in the middle. My mind tends to work overtime more often than I’d like, so it does help me if I have something to keep me busy. At the same time, there are times when I am only able to relax while doing absolutely nothing.
As the years have passed, I have found myself wondering why my brain has stints where it just refuses to be at peace. Truly, sometimes it feels like there is nothing I can do to turn off the thoughts—good and bad—running through my mind; and like a busy street, a busy mind is soon to be the scene of an accident or two.
One of the things that I have had to learn to accept is that I can’t control everything about the world around me. No matter how hard I try, something will eventually go wrong. Even if I do everything right in my eyes, everything could also be wrong.
Worry gets us nowhere. No matter how much time we spend thinking about something, our thoughts will never change the tangible world around us. Of course, our thoughts can cause us to act in certain ways, but our worries alone are powerless. When we act out of worry, we allow our negative thoughts to be our master; we become subservient to them.
Find peace today knowing that whatever you are worrying about will come to pass. Perhaps something will go wrong, but perhaps everything will be more amazing than you could have ever imagined. The future always stands ahead of us, looking us in the eyes. Though who or what it is that is looking at us, we cannot possibly know. Only when we allow ourselves to venture off into the unknown, inching ever closer to the danger that lies within, will we truly know the truth.
“So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.”
Matthew 6:31-33 NLT
“We suffer more in imagination than in reality.”