May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears. (Nelson Mandela, late South African anti-apartheid revolutionary)

Too often we make decisions because of what we’re afraid might happen. The unknown sometimes stymies us so greatly that we can’t even choose what to do next. As Mandela implies, that’s a very poor way to make choices. You can’t lead well if you look at life with such negative foresight. Rather, what is your vision, your hope for the future? Choose that.

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him (Romans 15:13).