What If I Am Wrong?

Zechariah Newman —  November 28, 2013 — 9 Comments

What if I think I know which way I should be going and I am wrong? This is what I want to share today because it is a fear that goes into my mind a lot and I am sure that you have these thoughts if you have taken any action toward your dream. Here is the thing about this fear; it is kind of silly because it doesn’t really matter, yet this fear never fully goes away. Everything that you do contributes to the person that you become.

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Let’s stop for a second and think. How could the dream you are chasing or the goal positively affect your life even if it doesn’t come true? I will use myself as an example. If writing and speaking doesn’t pan out, it is making me a better husband, dad, boss, and person. Everything I do, both mistakes and failures, I dissect and try to figure out what went wrong or right. I am learning to trust God more. I am learning to be ok with rejection. I am growing constantly and am learning to pursue life despite my fears.

I wish that I had the secret of knowing what to do all the time, but there is no such thing. We do the best with what we know. Focus on growth and living today as efficiently as possible. Most importantly submitting to the will of God. Trusting in God is not a one time event, rather a daily submitting to His plan. This in time will lead to a life you never imagined. The path may weave all over the place, but it is the process that should be enjoyed not the destination.

We will never arrive. There will be another obstacle and more mountains. Once we get to where we think we want to be, God opens our eyes to so much more. Do not be disheartened or discouraged because the God of the universe knows all that will happen. He will direct your path even if it doesn’t make sense to you. Listen to that still small voice. Be blessed on your journey.

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  • Eric

    Clear and to the truthful point. Nice, Zech. Happy Thanks Giving!

    • Thanks Eric. I hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

  • This is something I’ve been trying to learn to do lately, to value the journey over the destination whilst pursuing my goal. Some days are easier than others but it’s definitely the way to go. Thanks for this reminder.

    • Some days are easier for me then others as well. Thank you for taking the time to read and comment Micah.

  • “Failing forward” right? Should make us pumped if we all saw the world that way Zech- great thoughts man- why do you thnk that more people aren’t ecstatic when things don’t turn out the way they expected or anticipated?

    • Because we want to be God. They won’t say it like that but that is the root I believe.

  • Great thoughts, Zech! Great things happen when we take action on our God given purpose. When we are in His will we can’t consider failures to be failures, only learning opportunities.

  • Nicole Phillips

    I feel I get bogged down with this question on a daily basis. I love to draw…to write…to create. But which to focus on and HOW typically keeps me from doing anything productive. I want to be SURE to have the end result mapped out – to examine it from all sides. (if I write a blog, what should it be? what would people want? what art would be the most commercial?) I hate to think I’m “wasting” what little time I have. My new goal is to just start. To do something even if it exactly perfect and trust that God leads as I fumble along. Maybe its not as concise or perfect as I’d like, but every journey starts somewhere.

    • I use to get bugged down as well. You are right to just start. I believe that by just starting it will open up for you. For me I am doing a lot of things but its all from the same place of restoration. Bless you on your new goal. He will lead you! Just be faithful today.