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“Look here, you who say, ‘Today or tomorrow we are going to a certain town and will stay there a year. We will do business there and make a profit.’ How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog—it’s here a little while, then it’s gone.” James 4:13-14 (NLT)
“If you want to make God laugh..tell him your plans.”
I love planning!
For the most part, I have always thought my gift of planning ahead was a good thing. It was a good thing until something like Covid-19 came in and threw a wrench into my plans.
This year has been full of surprises. I could laugh at all of the plans I made back in January.
Did you plan your dream vacation this year? Or maybe a wedding? Or a career change?
Whatever your plans were for this year, I know life probably looks a lot different than you expected.
2020 reminded me that I’m not in control and that I actually never was.
Despite all the things that are out of our control in this season. There are a few things we can control:
Things that we can control:
- Our attitude
What has been your attitude through the pandemic? Has it been one of gratitude or negativity? Gratefulness doesn’t necessarily have the power to change our circumstances, but how we perceive them.
2. What you think about
What are you allowing to fill your mind at this time? There are so many stories and so much news coverage at this time. It can be tempting to allow news coverage to fill our minds with anxieties and false realities. Instead, choose to fill yourself with the truth of God’s word by studying the Bible and spending time in prayer.
3. Showing others how much you care
We are all in this pandemic apart but together. We can either choose to look at our circumstances or choose to fix our eyes on others who may need us at this time.
When was the last time you reached out to someone via a phone call, card, or a letter? Those simple gestures have the potential to brighten and change the trajectory of someone’s day.