” I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”
John 16:33 (NLT)
In the midst of this pandemic we have to realize that we are already victorious. Whilst that victory hasn’t physically manifested yet; we should consider the amazing scientists that are in the lab working on elucidating a remedy. There are hardworking healthcare workers on the front line helping those that have contracted this disease and the many other ailments people deal with on a daily basis. There are service workers working hard each day to ensure life works as normally as it can possibly be given the current situation. What we as individuals can do is work on building the victorious mindset and understand that ‘This too shall pass!”
We are all in this together
High School Musical couldn’t have summed things up better in their song. One of the things this pandemic has shown us as a human race is just how connected and interdependent we are in this world. When one person hurts we are all affected. Therefore, let us continue to practice social responsibility by quarantining, practicing great hygiene by washing our hands and avoiding touching our face and to continue to support and check up on each other.
Time to Focus
Rather than focus on what is going on and that which is out of our control, let us focus on what we can control during this period of waiting and anticipating.
We can recognize this as a moment to refresh, reset and be rejuvenated. It is easy to get distracted by the constant barrage by social media, the constant emails from companies we didn’t even know we are subscribed to – we can take a moment to appreciate what we do have. We have life, we have love and we have hope for a beautiful future!
Becoming Kingdom Minded
I am reminded of Tony Evans’ series on being Kingdom minded and I think that applies more than ever at this present time. We can become so convicted and assured that we are able to carry on doing that which God has called us to do, that is the ultimate peace of mind in times like these. Everything else pales in comparison to what we do to impact the kingdom. We have an opportunity to evaluate ourselves according to kingdom guidelines and to facing our Kingdom assignment.
“Because of the privilege and authority God has given me, I give each of you this warning: Don’t think you are better than you really are. Be honest in your evaluation of yourselves, measuring yourselves by the faith God has given us.”
Romans 12: 3 NLT
Are we in tune with our mission? Is 2020 aligning with God’s vision for our lives?
I hope we are all encouraged with the truth that God is GOOD. When we are focused on the right things, when we are reminded of who and what God has made us to be, when we are kingdom minded, we are less susceptible to panic and worry. Remember that this too shall pass. This is a story we will be telling our children and generations to come to remind us of the goodness and faithfulness of God. How the whole world stopped and our humanity was put on display and we were united for a common cause.
Ultimately, only God knows the end from the beginning. Let us continue to run to Him and to Him.
May God continue to protect us all, grant wisdom to the researchers and strength to the healthcare and service workers.
Continue to #PursuePurpose