Last night, my son Judah got stressed thinking about a school project that is due this week. “I don’t know what I’m doing!” “How will I finish this?” “This will be too hard!”
As a grown-up, it was easy for me to be confident about his ‘big’ project. As his Dad, I knew it was totally under control, even if he couldn’t see it. I knew that we would help him, even if he felt out-of-control. I knew there was really nothing to worry about.
But, when it comes to my own ‘big’ project, I don’t always feel so secure. I’m trying to complete a documentary film, and in my head, I sometimes find myself saying the same things: “I don’t know what I’m doing!” “How will I finish this?” “This will be too hard!”
Although I can’t always control my fears, deep in my heart, I know there will be a way. Even if I can’t see the answer. Even if I feel out-of-control. The help to finish the journey will be there when it’s needed.
And everything that really matters is safe.
You probably also have something important going on right now that feels bigger than you. It’s OK to feel insecure and vulnerable. Growth requires going into the uncomfortable spaces, and sometimes you will feel lost and lonely. It’s OK to acknowledge your emotions.
But you are NOT ALONE. I promise. And help is coming. Hang on.