No matter where in the world you live, you’ve likely heard the results of the US presidential election. It’s been a circus and I, for one, am so thankful it’s over.
The emotions people are feeling range from anger to jubilation, disbelief to indifference, and everything in between. There is a lot of uncertainty and people are wondering just what their country, their home, and the world will look like in the months ahead. It would be easy to get caught up in all the uncertainty and start worrying about the future, but I think there’s a better way to respond.
Instead of worrying about things that are out of our control, let’s look at ourselves, where we do have control, and choose to:
- Exercise creativity in our work and our personal lives
- Love those closest to us
- Treat those around us with kindness and understanding
- Learn, explore, and be curious about the world and people in it
These are just a few of the ways among many that we can redirect our energies away from worry of uncertainty and focus them on more meaningful pursuits. Pursuits that can make your life and the lives of those around you better.
For me, I also take comfort in an uncertain future by knowing that God is never surprised by events and that He is always in control.
As the world looks a little uncertain, let’s remember that we can still have a positive impact in our circles of influence by choosing to offer the best of who we are to those around us. Although we may not impact the world, we will impact our portions of it.
Of that, I’m certain.