The "unknowns" of life can be disturbing and can lead to a lot of anxiety. At least for me. Dealing with the "what ifs" on the negative side can lead to more than just being anxious....it can lead to fear. If you are like me you know it is not somewhere you want to or should live but it is really easy to go there if you let yourself.
Romans 3:28 also reminds us we can try but this life is really not our parade to run:
Our lives get in step with God and all others by letting Him set the pace, not by proudly or anxiously trying to run the parade. (The Message)
Seth Godin wrote a great post this week on anxiety that has helped me and I hope it will help you too. (Thanks Seth)
"Perhaps your anxiety is specific to magicians"
But it has wide applicability.
Perhaps your anxiety is specific to artists or musicians or to anyone who has to stand up and stand out and stand for something.
It turns out that your anxiety isn't specific at all. Perhaps it is due to the fact that you're trying to control things that you can't possibly control.
Your anxiety might merely be a sign that you care deeply about your work.
Anxiety is almost never a useful emotion to carry around. Even for magicians.
Now that you've been reminded that you care, it pays to let the anxiety go. Good riddance.
You can read more of Seth's posts here: Seth's blog