I've found that if we are struggling with the latter two things, nearly everything about life can feel uncertain.
For whatever reason I've been graced with a measure of certainty throughout my life. I've generally known who I am and for the most part why I'm here and what I'm meant to do. Doesn't mean I've always done it nor have I routinely made good choices, but when I do make those choices I do it with certainty.
I've thought about this more and more lately... as I've questioned life's "Timing" and it's randomness. I've wondered how anyone - including me - could be certain about anything? Isn't life all about the grey? So in my usual mind-numbing fashion I started to deconstruct my own sense of "certainty" to see what exactly I'm so sure about.
What I realized is that I inherently do recognize that there is only NOW.
Today - this moment - is what you and I have... and I believe that life is about making the MOST of those moments. There's a great scene/line in the movie, "When Harry Met Sally" at the end when Harry finally realizes that he's loved Sally all along. He is walking and begins remembering so we see a sequence of 'memories' with Sally. As he's remembering, he begins walking faster until he's finally RUNNING to find her. His legs can't get him to her fast enough. He arrives out of breath, their eyes meet, and after exchanging a few other words, it comes to this:
Harry Burns: I've been doing a lot of thinking, and the thing is, I love you.
Sally Albright: What?
Harry Burns: I love you.
Sally Albright: How do you expect me to respond to this?
Harry Burns: How about, you love me too.
Sally Albright: How about, I'm leaving.
Harry Burns: I love that you get cold when it's 71 degrees out. I love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich. I love that you get a little crinkle above your nose when you're looking at me like I'm nuts. I love that after I spend the day with you, I can still smell your perfume on my clothes. And I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night. And it's not because I'm lonely, and it's not because it's New Year's Eve. I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.
The reason I suggest "Writing Your Vision" is to help us all get to our own realization about our lives. All the cliches apply... and they apply for a reason because there are nuggets of truth in them all.
Life is short. We only have NOW.
So are you living the life that you want and need? Do you have the job, the spouse, the home or family that you KNOW you are meant to have?
If the answer is "No" - forget the reasons why not and start making the decisions to make your dreams a reality. You are the only one standing in your way. Timing is more of an excuse than an actual factor... because there's never going to be a good time for real change.
The thing that I've learned is that when you make your decisions based on what you KNOW to be true and you resist the fear and resist the worry about the circumstances, you stop living a lie. It grants you the grace of certainty. The verse (John 8:32) says "The Truth Will Make You Free" and that is absolutely right. Never be afraid of the Truth. God will take care of the details when you operate in Truth, making decisions beginning with the real Truth. You just have to step into the water...then watch your own Red Sea of Challenge part.
The truth about timing is that There Is Only Now... so what are you waiting for?
The Truth will Make you FREE, always in all ways.
Trust in your dream.
Choose to live your vision...
THINK. WRITE. BELIEVE. ACT.