I’m not sure what to write for today, I guess this post is just me reaching out in the only way I really can right now: virtually.
How have y’all been holding up?
Social distancing has made me doubt myself as an introvert because I am straight up not having a good time and I miss being around people without everyone being super cautious and withdrawn. When I said I needed alone time, I meant that I needed one day out of the week with no plans, not the other way around.
Also, so many things are being canceled, but God’s love for us won’t be canceled, and we have no more excuses now to not spend time in His word, so that’s a positive.
My mom and I were talking about the outcome of social isolation in terms of technology.
Either, people are going to become even more dependant + addicted to social media, or they’re going to realize the need for real human interaction and relationships.
I truly hope it’s the later for the world, but if you’re reading this, remember to build relationships in real life.
The two things that I have been trying to keep in mind during these uncertain times that have helped me are:
How blessed we are to have a Creator who sent His Son to die for us and to want a relationship with us
“O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good; for his mercy endureth forever.”-1 Chronicles 16:34
“Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.” -1 John 3:1
That we need to look outside ourselves
“With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;” –Ephesians 4:2
It’s so easy to be selfish in times like this and not take a second to see the full picture.
We need to stop focusing on ourselves and our needs and start focusing on others and their needs, especially in uncertain moments in life like these.
“This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.”-John 15:12
Be a listener, send a message or letter of encouragement to someone, be there for others despite the fear going around at the moment.
Let’s take these next few slowed down weeks as a time to work on becoming better.
Let’s work on stopping our lives from being about ourselves and start focusing on God, His Word, and others.
What are you learning/working on?