It should come as no surprise that such a title attracted so much attention. Somewhere deep down (or not so deep down) we all want to be told that everything is going to be okay, that all our problems are going to be favorably solved, that all the tension is going to go away.
Many of my readers were probably disappointed to find that a post entitled “It’s going to be okay” made no promise that everything was going to be okay. The tricky thing about the real world is that it’s full of tension, it’s full of questions and uncertainty. Reality exists in the space between when the question is asked and the answer is given. In order to exist--better yet, to survive, thrive, and create--in the real world, we must learn to love the tension. We must realize that instead of wishing and praying for it to go away, there is inspiration and beauty to be found and shared right in the middle of it.
Is it going to be okay? Eventually, I believe yes. God makes many promises of paradise in the world to come, and all that sounds pretty awesome. But in the meantime, we’re stuck in the middle. We might as well create something meaningful while we’re here.
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