“Somehow our devils are never quite what we expect when we meet them face to face.” – Nelson DeMille
By Dawn Onley
If you are sitting at home or at your desk worrying about how things will work out, stop.
Try not to waste one more second in this stressed out state. Refuse to let whatever it is rob you of your present and future states of being. Worrying never solves anything. It just leads to more worry. Trust that things will work out. Really believe it, take a deep breath, and let it go. Whatever it is.
Instead, use the time to center yourself and pray. Use the time reciting positive affirmations, believing that things will get better. Then, direct your actions accordingly.
That’s it. It can’t get any simpler than that, can it?
Even if we’re not ready to let go of the angst. Even if we have doubts. Even if we think the deadline has elapsed on our dreams and that there’s no way possible, at our age, with our responsibilities, in our circumstances, that the dream can still come to pass, I’m here to tell you that it can. Dreams are like eggs that are still waiting for the right conditions and the right moment to hatch. It’s waiting for you to sit on it and give it warmth and let it know that it’s safe and it’s time. It’s waiting on you to whisper that the incubation period is over. It knows it, but it’s waiting on you and me. It’s waiting to be born. It’s waiting to develop wings and it’s waiting to fly.
What are we waiting for?
Oftentimes, it’s when we’re not prepped and ready and “on” when we need to make our next move. It’s when we have no idea what lies on the other side of the mountain, or up the road, or just beyond the bend. It’s when we’re scared of flying without a safety net not knowing that net is God’s hand holding us, we just can’t see it.
It’s often when things are going good that the internal voice tells us it’s time. Admittedly, it can feel confusing because, after all, things are going good so why mess up a known thing? A sure thing? For the unknown?
Because it’s time. Because, if you have a dream festering inside of you, it won’t let you be until you answer it. Because, this is the thing you were born to do.