Most of my ideas for blog posts pop in my head at random times. In fact, they are usually the most inopportune times: while I’m driving down the road, while I’m in the shower, when I’m folding laundry. The particular post idea came into my head the other night when I was trying to go to sleep. I’m convinced that God is trying to teach all of us some valuable lessons during this pandemic. It’s our job to figure out what those lessons are. And I’m not sure they are the same for everyone.
I’ve noticed that for me and my family, we’ve had the opportunity to slow down and really be together. I’m reminded of Psalm 46:10, “Be still and know that I am God.” The busyness of life has kept us from being still. While being quarantined, we’ve had no choice but to be still. We play games together, we sit outside and read together, and we take walks together. I have no doubt that learning to slow down and appreciate the little things is one of the lessons God is trying to teach many of us.
My daughter created a virtual spirit week for our neighborhood this week. Today’s topic was “Motivational Monday,” and everyone was supposed to post a selfie along with a motivational quote. My neighbor posted this.
I have no doubt that God is trying to teach me to step outside of my comfort zone during this time. He gave me the idea for this blog years ago, and I’ve simply made excuse after excuse. I know that anything that doesn’t get done during this time is something that will likely never get done, as referenced in this post on a friend’s Facebook.
Between little whispers He gives me, the quote from my neighbor, and many of the devotions I get from Christine Caine, I have no doubt that God is teaching me a lesson about stepping outside of my comfort zone.
I have no doubt that there are many other lessons He is teaching me during this time, as long as I take the time to listen for them.
What lessons is He teaching you during this time?