Today is mine. Tomorrow is none of my business. If I peer anxiously into the fog of the future, I will strain my spiritual eyes so that I will not see clearly what is required of me now.
– Elisabeth Elliot
As I was going through the Reader here on WordPress, I saw this quote on the blog by Keira Lennox. I don’t mean to start my post in the same fashion as hers but just as she thought this quote should be shared to her readers, I thought the same.
It was serendipitous reading this quote, as it couldn’t have come at a time when I needed it most. Fall 2015 is proving to be a time of shifting and changes in my life, all for the better…as long as I can keep my head straight. Next weekend is my interview for a graduate program I’m trying to get in and once I got the email, I was stricken with panic and anxiety thinking about things that haven’t even happened (and probably won’t happen). Things like “What if I get lost?” or “What if I say something stupid?”
Thinking negative thoughts only brings negative energy to you and doesn’t give you the chance to take a breath and just be positive. Being positive is easier said than done; it’s natural to worry. It’s in our nature; especially if we’re worrying about wanting to do well on anything, that just means we want to succeed.
Tomorrow is a mystery, it doesn’t exist, so no use worrying about it. All we need to remember is that Today belongs to us. In this time, in this moment, we are in control of what happens.