Facing the unknown can be scary. Whether the unknown is starting over in an area of your life, changing directions, or dealing with something that is out of your control. One thing to remember when facing a path that is unfamiliar and the destination unknown is to stop and breathe. Take time to think instead of reacting. Reacting from emotion or from the emotions of others causes panic. When a person is in panic mode, he or she is more likely to follow the opinions of others. Take time to be alone. Think about the options, the pros and cons of your journey, and consider the facts of the situation. Then make a decision to make a decision to do what is best for you.
It is your life. Decide to seek peace and not chaos. Think about what you need to do to create peace in your life so that you can face the future with confidence and a clear mind. Sometimes you may have to distant yourself from people who try to sway you toward a direction that is not your path or situations that distract you from making the best decision for your life. Keep focused on YOUR journey.
Our nation is facing a situation right now where panic is replacing peace. Stop and breathe. Consider the facts of the situation, pray for direction, make a plan about what is best for you, and most of all, seek peace over panic.
Philippians 4:6-7 New International Version (NIV)
6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.