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Thinking About the Future

“The Lord is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?”
‭‭Psalms 27:1‭NIV

40 Things to Give up for a Better Life

#6 Fear of the Future

My mom and my grandma had Alzheimer’s. If there is ever a reason to fear the future, that’s it. And I’ve spent a lot of time worrying about the years ahead.

  • Will I get Alzheimer’s?
  • What will my personality be like if I do?
  • How can I stop it from happening to me?
  • If I can’t stop it, how much time do I have left?

One day, it became too much. I realized I had to quit thinking about all the “what if’s”.

It was time to live in the present, fully taking into account the possible future. What does that mean?

  • Live every day as if it’s the last, yet with hope for a future.
  • Do all the things you’ve been putting off or waiting to do.
  • Try hard things even with the possibility of failure.
  • Dream and chase those dreams.
  • Stop complaining about how things are and work at changing them.
  • Lean into the storms instead of letting them blow you around.
  • Have fun doing what you love to do.
  • Become a better person in every way possible.

How will you overcome the fear of the future?

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