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Uncertainty Breeds Anxiety, But Here’s How To Fix It

I have these moments where uncertainty kicks in, and I begin to feel overwhelmed, and it seems to happen out of nowhere.

I get this suffocating feeling of not having any control over anything, and the only thing I want to do is hideout until something makes sense again. Until I feel like I have some sense of direction and I actually know what I’m doing and what I’m working toward.

I’ve spent months feeling stuck. Complacent. I’ve felt like I had no sense of direction nor control, and for me, that causes me to become overly anxious.

I’m a planner by nature. I like to have a plan for everything I do because it gives me something to look forward to. Going with the flow has never been my thing.

But, these last few months I’ve had to go with the flow, not really knowing what I was doing or working toward, but knowing that stopping until I figured it out was not an option.

This time in my life has been frustrating, to say the least. It hasn’t been easy to feel unmotivated while simultaneously not knowing how to get my motivation back or what to do next.

If I’ve learned nothing else during this process, it’s to trust God. To know that no matter how I feel, it’s already worked out. There is a plan; I just haven’t been cleared to know the details yet.

This has been the ultimate test of faith and having to relinquish all control to God, which I should have done all along. I am not the pilot, and I’ve tried to be.

This experience has certainly humbled me. In the words of Kendrick Lamar, “Be humble, sit down.”

I still have no clue if I’m doing the right thing or if I should be doing something completely different, but I trust that things will fall into place as they should, when they should.

Some time from now, I’ll look back and understand why I had to be in this place. I’ll understand the sense of confusion and uncertainty, and I’ll appreciate every moment. Until then, I put my trust in God and know He has always had me covered and will always have me covered.

Much of our anxiety comes from trying to do things we shouldn’t be doing. Trying to control things we have no control over, trying to fix things we weren’t meant to fix, trying to do things we know we shouldn’t do. We create anxiety for ourselves, allowing fear and doubt to creep in when both are merely illusions.

Often, we take on so much and quickly become overwhelmed, but for many of us, we have a hard time admitting when we need help—admitting when we can’t do it on our own. All it takes is asking for help, and genuinely meaning it. And, by asking for help, I don’t necessarily mean from those around you—although they can be a source of help—I mean from a Higher Power, God, the Universe, whatever it is you’d like to call it.

When we ask for things with sincerity and believe we’ll get them, we receive those things, and it’s not something that takes forever to get. It’s almost instantaneous in some cases.

Release the things that you were never meant to carry, and allow peace to abide in your heart, mind, and life.

Even in the midst of not knowing what I’m doing, I find peace in knowing that everything will work as it should and I do not need to worry about it.


  • Sheena Steward

    I really needed to read this today. I tend to get overwhelmed by my thoughts and anxiety kicks in hard. My favorite line “Release the things that you were never meant to carry, and allow peace to abide in your heart, mind, and life”. Thanks for this!!!

  • Kayla

    It’s good to know you aren’t alone. I think everyone tends to feel this way at one point in their life. Sometimes you have to mentally be born again, and know not to stress over things we most certainly can not control. Great piece💞👌🏽

  • Eva Wilson

    The hardest thing for me to do a lot of the time is to relax and trust that God’s got it. When I do, it always turns out exactly the way it is supposed to. This is a word I needed today.

  • Kita

    One of the biggest lessons I learned when my husband died was letting go of things that didn’t serve me. It hasn’t been easy but it has been rewarding.

  • Daria

    Love this and it was much needed. I’m going through this now and even though I know all of this, we has humans sometimes have to be reminded. Thanks for sharing…

  • Mimi Green

    I’ve gotten better about worrying about things that I can’t control. I have crazy anxiety, and I hate when it kicks in. The older I get the better I am at managing life and its uncertainty. If I don’t it will age me.

  • Kasi

    Oh yes, uncertainty can cause anxiety for sure! When I’m anxious about something, I have to remind myself that God’s got it, and that gives me peace.

  • Kiwi

    Girl this sounds like everyone life struggle everyone once in a while. This is why they call life a journey, always seeking always getting lost and found…always discovering. SOmetimes it takes a rut to sit back and observe why you feel a certain way before you keep heading into the direction of complacency or depression…there is always another route.

  • Bianca Dottin

    I really needed to read this! I’ve been feeling like this a lot lately too and it’s been causing so many problems. I’m glad to know that I’m not alone and there’s always a way out of that anxious space.

  • Aija Rhodes

    There’s a great reading plan on the youversion Bible app on how to get unstuck. You should check it out.

  • Ola

    There’s a lot to be said about reading the Bible. It has a calming effect and provides a remarkable about of stability. For me trusting in God means reading His words.

  • Katherine G

    My anxiety is horrible. I have the hardest time just letting go and doing what I need to do. But that is something that I am definitely working on. It’s definitely hindering my progress.

  • Candice Straughter

    I love how you’re able to take a step back and really analyze yourself. Not a lot of people do that. You can learn a lot about yourself that way. I agree with you when you said that a lot of our anxiety is caused by ourselves. It’s true. We over analyze things sometimes and feel like we can figure out every puzzle, or have the power to.

  • ShaBree

    I find peace in knowing that everything will work as it should and I do not need to worry about it. That is the key to being successful! Thank you for sharing.

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