Thought for the Week: Trust Life

Happy Monday, friends.  I'm sure I'm starting to sound like a broken record to some of you, but I think trusting, waiting, and having faith about the future is going to be the consistent theme of my life.  

I had lunch with one of my oldest friends last week, and she mentioned how much she loves this time of life as compared to college.  As an adult, she feels settled, content, and happy, and she would hate to go back to college.  I laughed and told her that I miss college and would go back in a heart beat.  She gently pointed out that for me college was more routine than my day to day life now, so my feelings made perfect sense.  For someone who craves routine, stability, and planning, the day to day of entrepreneurship comes with enough uncertainty to last a lifetime.  There is uncertainty in every aspect of building a business - from whether or not the company will ultimately turn a profit to the tasks and new challenges each day will bring. 

As a planner, I'm constantly fighting an uphill battle with this uncertainty.  I want to know when we will make our first sale, when we will have a working website, when we can breath deeply and know our work hasn't been futile.  I make spreadsheets, calendars, and lists.  I've adopted routines in any area of my life that will allow such planning.  Ultimately though, none of this really brings about the control or certainty I am seeking.  It's artificial and helps me day to day, but it's not the long-term solution.  

For me, the long-term solution is having faith that God is in control.  He loves me, protects me, wants the very best for me, and knows what the next year, day, and breath will bring.  He's given me this wonderful life and calls me to trust.  It's something I struggle with daily, but I'm willing to keep up the fight.

This week my hope is to have a little more faith.  Life has a way of turning out beautifully, and the only way to experience everything in store is to trust...even if it's just a little bit more than the day before.    



  1. Thanks for opening up Annie! I know it's tough putting all your blood, sweat, and tears into one opportunity; but I know you and your husband are doing amazing things and the product will be fantastic! Keep your head up and continue to have faith :)

  2. I've been having the same thoughts lately, about trusting God, but for me it's about letting go of my comfortable routine life and taking more risks for God. Thanks for sharing this! ~Cynthia