These are uncertain times we are living in, and it can seem hard to keep your faith alive. With continual reports of a novel virus spreading, sickness and death looming, racial tension at an all-time high and an almost flatlining economy. It can seem hard to shut the negative chatter and noise out. The current times we are living in can leave us in a state of panic, despair, and feeling hopeless. Only if we allow it to! We have a choice on what we mediate and focus on, what we allow to take root which effects our thoughts and actions. It is our choice! What will you choose?!
Are you choosing Faith or Fear? We can look at this time of uncertainty and sit in the fear, or we can choose to change our perspective to one filled with faith. What a time to push forward in the things that you may have laid down in an old season. You may have heartfelt desires, dreams and ambitions that took a back seat in prior times. What if this is the perfect time to birth that dream, accomplish that goal, and take on that project that was sitting dormant in the rat race of our “pre-virus life”. Your dreams do not have to be lofty, it can take on the form of just resting and being, working on yourself. Just, what if this is the time to unlock it, go after it, create, and birth something life giving, something contrary to all the doom and gloom that surrounds us. What if there was a place of dwelling that would give us the assurance and ability to experience the abundance and opportunity of this season. To know that it is all working together for our good! Take your rightful position… stand your post!
The position to receive this assurance is in the covering and shelter of God. Psalms 91:1- 2 says “He who dwells in the shelters of the most-high will abide in the shadows of the Almighty”. This is our rightful position to accept. It is about curating and establishing a lifestyle that exemplifies the consistency of being in the presence of God. It becomes a way of being and existing. When we abide in God, there is a magnificent covering that comes as the currency of our dwelling. It activates an exchange between us and God, a shift that brings complete freedom. A freedom of peace, divine direction and assurance that no matter what is going on around us, it is going to be just fine. When we take our rightful position of dwelling in His presence, seeking Him daily, hourly and minute by minute, God will always do His part to shield and protect us. Shoot, even when we don’t, He still is doing His great and mighty work in our lives. He is the great I AM. That is His promise to us! He will provide a hedge of protection, to unleash an army of Angels to us who are concerned with our wellbeing. I don’t know about you but that gets me excited! This assurance allows us to walk boldly and confidently knowing that no matter what the world says, we have assurance that it is all working for our good and it is good.
Some points to journal and sit with:
- What are you birthing out of uncertainty? What are the tangible and acitonalble things you are doing to achieve this? God wants to do great things with us as He moves us through trials and adversities.
- What are you feeding your soul to help you grow spiritually? What actions are you taking or not taking to edify your spirit daily?
- What lense are you filtering your life through? Is it limiting or does it birth limitless possibilities. Your lens or perspective will determine your choices, next steps, and ultimately the overall trajectory for your life.
Think big, pray even bigger and bolder prayers! Allow God to show up and show out in your life!