‘We need to plan and to trust. Act on what lies within our control. Leave what is beyond our control beyond our control. Change what we can. Accept the rest.’ ~Joe Armstrong
It is a natural instinct to be in control. We have heard about the longest journey beginning with a single step. That single step forward means we are in control, knowing where we are going and how to get there. But life often puts many things beyond our control. We can’t control the weather, the outcome of the ongoing recession, the timing of an unexpected event or crisis. Many fear that today Friday 13th is a recipe for negative events outside our control. But such fear is built on other people’s fear. Why choose to let others be the cause of your fears and worries? Today may be Friday 13th but I can choose to do something good and positive today. I can choose to do my best throughout this day. I can choose to make someone’s life even a tiny bit better today. I can ask God to gently direct and get me through this day.