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We are living in a new time at the moment. Now more than ever I am exercising FAITH over FEAR.
F – Fully A – Anticipating I – It T – To H – Happen
My first blog post this year New Decade | New Year | #2020 Vision, I spoke about leaning more on faith more this year. At times, you sit and tell God what you want/need and he puts it in front of you to see if it’s something you really want. I believe I’m being put to the test of trusting God and having faith.
“So do not fear, for I am with you, do not be dismayed, for I am your God I will strengthen you and help you. I will uphold you with my righteous right hand”
– Isaiah 41:10
During this crisis, I will lean on my faith and trust that better days are coming. I know that a lot of us have the luxury to work from home, some of us have been laid off/furloughed and millions of us are now on unemployment or will be. We are living through difficult times and yes it might be easier said than done but I urge you for your own sanity, lean on your faith versus your fear.
F – False E – Evidence A – Appearing R – Real
Fear can cause stress and worry but faith will see us through to the other side.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
– Philippians 4: 6-7
While I am leaning on faith, I have compiled a list of FIVE life lessons that this current pandemic have taught me. The FIVE life lessons are:
1. Have Faith
No matter what we go through in life, it is important to lean on God during the good and bad times.
2. Health Matters
Taking care of our appearance is cool but our internal health matters. Eating healthy, making sure you are taking your vitamins and exercising is important.
3. Quality Time with Loved Ones
I find myself on the phone now more than ever. Having long conversations and facetiming family and friends, speaking and joking with each other is the best quality time I have spent with them without any distractions.
4. Tomorrow is not Promised
This statement is so true. Tomorrow is not promised to anyone. There were so many things that I have wanted to do but kept telling myself I can do it tomorrow. However, we don’t know what tomorrow will bring. So, those vacation days that I’ve been saving, I sure will be using them after all of this.
5. Have an Emergency Fund
This is by far the biggest lesson of all. One of my goals this year was to start a nest egg because I did not have one. So I encourage all of you if you do not have an emergency fund, now is the time to start one. Head over to my Getting to the Money post where I discuss how I started one.
Those are my five life lessons. Have this crisis taught you anything? If so, let me know one of your lessons.
There are plenty of reasons to be fearful but many more reasons for us to rely on faith. If you find yourself feeling anxious about the unknown or worried about the future, remember your faith. Find comfort in God that better days are coming. Stay in constant communication with the creator.
I have replaced feelings of overwhelm with faith that everything will work out.