Beauty in obscurity

California coastline in the fogLife often provides a plate of unclear choices. Heather and I are in one of those places. Our plates are full.

There are several ways I can react to this lack of clarity:

1. Frustration

2. Work my butt off trying to find the perfect answer

3. Ask tons of people for advice

4. Take one day at a time and do the best I can each day

5. Relax

6. Pray

Each day gives me a different mix of which solutions I gravitate toward. The only one that I would argue is wrong is number one. That leads to nothing but anxiety.

What’s your mix like today?


6 Replies to “Beauty in obscurity”

  1. #2: there ain’t no “perfect ansswer., and even if you find it, it’ll change.

    #3: guidance, wisdom, clarification, a listening ear…all good. Advice…not so sure.

    Wishing you peace.

  2. When I don’t know what to do, I choose what looks interesting and pray the “perfect” comes from that.

  3. Thanks for putting this into words. I find myself in a situation that sounds similar. Seems like whichever of those responses I choose, the others lurk nearby and I wonder if I have chosen wisely. God’s grace to you, my friend.

  4. Thank you for the forthrightness in sharing; reminds me of 2 Co 4.8
    May you be affirmed in all the will of the Father;
    That you know the height and depth and breadth of His love;
    That you be free from any bondage to perfectionism
    May you know His peace in every circumstance as you cast all your care on Him

    I have found these to involve repeatedly bringing my concerns before Him, understanding that ultimately He wants me to experience His peace

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