The Blessing of Uncertainty

Uncertainty-of-life Uncertainty can be an affliction or a blessing in disguise. Most people prefer to know some things. We like to know if we'll have a job next week. We like to know where we'll live next week. We like to know as much as we can, but will always have to live not knowing some things. No matter how certain we become, things remain uncertain. 

Perhaps that's why faith is so pleasing to God. Faith pleases Him because it says, "my life is in your hands." It says, "I trust you," even if we've resorted to trusting God because we have no other option. Faith is the means by which we live the abundant life in uncertain times.

If given the choice between knowing exactly how the rest of your life would unfold or taking it one day at a time, which would you choose? I'll take one day at a time. R.I. Fitzhenry once said, "Uncertainty and mystery are energies of life. Don't let them scare you unduly, for they keep boredom at bay and spark creativity." That's true. Uncertainty makes life an adventure. But, more importantly, it helps me trust God more. And, as I see it, that which causes me to trust God more is what's best for me.

Now, for learning to trust him just as much when things seem more certain…

 

Dr. Tim Spivey is Lead Planter of New Vintage Church in San Diego, California. He is the author of numerous articles and one book, "Jesus: The Powerful Servant." A sought after speaker for events, Tim also serves as Adjunct Professor of Religion at Pepperdine University. Tim serves as a church consultant, and his writings are featured on ChurchLeaders.com, Church Executive magazine, Faith Village, Sermon Central, and Giving Rocket.

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