A wise woman said to me, “Trust that God will provide for those affected by these poor decisions….” While I know in my mind there is help for those who need it, in my gut I always see certain kinds of challenges (like the loss of a job or the draining of a bank account…anything affecting financial security, come to think of it) as the beginning of an unstoppable downward slide, thanks to forces entirely outside of my control. This tendency drains me of hope, which either freezes or severely hampers my forward progress.
This is a unbalanced thought pattern I would like to balance. This thought pattern keeps me from being as resilient career-wise as I would like to be, as well as making me anxious by constantly considering negative “what ifs”. There is nothing wrong with seeing the challenges, but I need to incorporate reasonable hope into the mix in order to break this cycle and be the resilient person I want to be in that area of my life. Do you have any ideas on how I can balance this?