Uncertain times can invoke a vast array of emotions and unmask flaws buried deep in our hearts that we thought we’d long ago dealt with. The other day I shared a post on my social media accounts about perspective. I shared how I’ve decided to shift mine amid the pandemic we are all walking through presently.
After a day of getting on my own nerves because of all the complaining I was doing Father God got a hold to me. I don’t know about y’all but often times Papa has to speak very plainly to me. He told me in no uncertain terms to quit complaining. I must admit I was in fact getting on my own nerves.
I heard it said recently that we aren’t “stuck at home” rather we are “safe at home.” Although the social distancing can be inconvenient, perhaps even saddening at times, we can choose to have a positive perspective despite what we are presently facing. When I heard the aforementioned statement I decided to zip it, stop my complaining and shift my perspective.
As the Father is revealing my heart to me areas I need to work on with the power of the Holy Spirit are becoming evident. So, I choose to see this season as a blessing. A gift of a slow down I undoubtedly would not have taken on my own. A gift of time to have more intimacy with Papa, to press deeper into Him and to be refined more so I can have His heart + character. A gift of family often neglected or overlooked with busyness. A gift of more meaningful friendships + precious moments I may not have enjoyed otherwise that I’ll treasure a lifetime.
In this season friends, I’ve decided to choose happy. To be intentional. To look beyond myself and how this pandemic is affecting me + ask Father God how I can bless someone else, or lighten their load. To practice more gratitude because despite basically being laid off I have much to grateful for ~ food to eat, dishes to wash, a soft bed to sleep in, a safe place to lay my head, the health of my friends & family and so much more.
There’s a song by Bryan & Katie Torwalt called Prophesy Your Promise that has been deeply ministering to me lately. Give it a listen and meditate on the words.
Beloved, trust Him in the process. Press on. He isn’t done with you yet.