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I had this entire year playing out differently in my mind…1,000+ ways including absolutely NONE of what we’re actually living in 2020. Isn’t it wild how God works? Orchestrating events that are so far beyond our control we begin to feel exposed as layers are peeled back and issues are brought to light…
I’m a control freak. I like to have a plan and a step-by-step guide to get from where I am to where I want to be. I like to be able to track my progress; seeing just how far I’ve come and how much further I have to go. Waking up knowing what to expect in a given day. But here’s the thing, as much as I like to feel in control I’m NOT.
Truth be told, it’s uncomfortable when our sense of control suddenly comes crashing to a halt.
We’re forced to be still, to wait, to see how it plays out; to pray, and seek God like never before. The ways that we felt in control suddenly shifted and we were awakened to the reality of simple Biblical truths taking on a much deeper meaning.
In the last 88 days our world has changed in ways that we never thought it would. We’re doing things that we never had time for before. We’re slowing down and learning to rely on God for our basic needs. As a result our day-to-day lives have been drastically changed. Our perspectives shifted, and our focus adjusted.
Growth and change are hard things. Amid the winds and waves of change, we can either be blown away and scattered or dig down deep and stand strong submerging our roots into what we’ve always believed. Living out our faith and trust in our Savior.
What I’m learning is that when our world shifts this drastically it doesn’t just snap back. We’ve been stretched, we’ve been shown a better way, and given a choice.
Will we take what we’ve been shown and the lessons that we’ve learned and apply them to our day-to-day lives or not? We’ve seen how faithful God is in our lives on a personal level. How He takes something that was intended for harm but uses it for our good. Will the trust that we were forced to live out be a one time event or something that we allow to work in our lives continually?
In the last 88 days I was forced to take life day-by-day, week by week. Unable to plan or really envision life beyond that. Even though my life has gone back to “normal” I can’t seem to plan like I used to.
I’m still having to take much of life day-by-day and week-by-week. Asking God to help me with things that before I felt like I had figured out.
I’m finding that once I decided to do things the right way and ultimately for the glory of God; I have to take life day-by-day, week by week. After all, if Jesus can be dead on Friday and raised to life again on Sunday just imagine what all God can do…
Until next time,