Monday, 28 March 2011
It is true that almost all of us want to know about our future and what it holds for us. It is a never ending curiosity to know what will happen next. Will our plans fall within place or will they fall apart? This is something that makes us wonder about where our life is going and is it going in the direction we want it to go. There are so many plans that we make and so many dreams that we cherish. To realize our plans and making our dreams come true takes all our efforts. At the end of it all, we are fearful and uncertain no matter how hard we have tried, whether our plans will work and whether we will be able to achieve our dreams.
This uncertainty makes us want to know our future beforehand. It makes us want someone to be there to predict accurately what will happen next for us. Will it be bad or will it be good, so that whatever it may be we get ready to face the challenge it will present us. But what would life be if it becomes scripted in front of us, either by us through what we do and then find out whether we did right or wrong, or that someone else tells us that we should do this or that so that what we want might happen? Such a scripted life where everything will be known to us will lose its charm and its charisma for us. To remain hooked to life, we should be able to undertake all that comes as and when it comes. To a certain point being assured about different matters makes life easy, but knowing too well leaves the taste out of a thing. It loses its taste for the aspirations we might hold and the struggles we might do, for we know whether or not we will achieve or not.
So, it is better to be shaken in one’s beliefs at times and it is better to have a healthy uncertainty where we are desperate to see the results, but we should not be too eager to know the results in advance. We should let the time itself tell us about what we did stands at what level, whether appreciable or a failed attempt. Let the time itself tell us how we performed. This is how we learn and there is no life without learning about it each time. This is how we have experiences and become able to share with others what we know of uncertainty and of the future unknown, and most importantly of the struggle we made to achieve our dreams and the plans we laid down to get to our destinations. In that will be a story of our lives, uncharted and unscripted by anyone, but our beliefs and fears. It is good sometimes not to know about the future, so that we might live in the present moment.
Do you ever wonder what the future holds for you? Why do you think God doesn't reveal our futures to us? How can we be more patient and trusting in God to hold our futures in His hands?