Some of us are still in lockdown. Some are on the frontlines. This plague has infected us all in different ways. First, let me send my heartfelt condolences to those of you who have lost loved ones.
The suicide rates and domestic violence rates have skyrocketed during this pandemic. People are in panic and some have lost hope. Fear and stress are making people sick more than COVID-19. Lost wages and work in many cases caused devastation.
It’s now October 2020. A new season is here. Have you found a way to survive or do you feel like you are drowning with no way out? Or, are you thriving? Did this pandemic give you a new perspective on life and new opportunities?
I know gratitude and being thankful, especially in the midst of this storm, helps us ride the wave and rise up. Maybe before, you wished you could spend more time with your kids and your spouse. Your wish came true. Hopefully, you came to appreciate each other more and love grew deeper. If you are alone, did loneliness swallow you up or did you get to know yourself better and be your own best friend?
It has been a time to connect in a different way, that’s for sure. Remember that we were all created for a purpose. What is it that you are truly called to do? Les Brown said, “A job is what we get paid for; a calling is what we are made for.”
Here is what I know, there is no normal or “new normal”. This is a permanent shift into a new world. Believers know we are in the world but not of the world. What’s stirring in your heart that you are passionate about? Feel that; do that.
Move with a sense of urgency. Do what you came to do. Seek the face of God. Some are seeking enlightenment. That won’t get you there. Jesus said, “I Am the Light of the world, the Truth shall make you free.” And, He said: “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.”
We can be easily deceived. I was. There are so many beliefs that seem the same. Or, even worse for me was when I let go of God and found myself drunk under a truck in a church parking lot. What state of mind was I in when I did that? Yikes! All I know is that Lori is gone. She is dead. I am a new creature. I know I am here today to speak life into you. You have greatness in you. You are a masterpiece, because you are a piece of the Master. Ask Him yourself. I am not here to convince or condemn or judge. I am here to encourage you and share my experience and my journey. Why? Because maybe you can remember a time in your life where you did things you were not proud of and wondered who you were then. Maybe you want to transform your life and know your purpose.
It’s okay. Forgive yourself. Get back up. Awaken the real you and discover what you are here to do. Whatever that is, remember it’s not just for your own fulfillment and happiness, it’s to change lives, make a difference, and leave a legacy.
Do you know how many times I wanted to give up on my dreams and give up on life? Those thoughts and feelings come from the enemy who comes to kill, steal, and destroy. No! Rise up and claim your victory! God’s got your back. He will never leave you or forsake you, if you let him into your heart. Make the choice now. Vote for the One True God. Your life and future depends on it.
We all have a story and a message. It matters. I would love to speak and tell my story to more people on more platforms even virtually for now. Message me or text: 844-394-4798
Get the juicy details of my story in my book: Hole To Whole: Journey To Hope And Transformation
Stay in peace and love. Be grateful and have faith.