Written by: Gawie de Lange
Article source: JOY! Magazine
I was recently sitting in my office thinking about my experience in and during lockdown, as well as how it has impacted my family, work, and relationships. I took some time to evaluate where I am at and what the next steps are. After spending some time praying about this and writing it all down, I began writing a new action plan for what I call “Post-Covid Correction”. What is the positive take-away from this pandemic and what do I need to do to correct any negatives? In short, I decided to direct my energy to three important things:
1. A deliberate intention to re-connect with people around me
In connecting with some of my friends, I found that many were hurt, scared, or disillusioned. Marriages were under pressure and finances were, in some instances, down to zero. Joel 2:25 promises restoration and this hope needs to be shared and proclaimed.
2. Re-focus my goals
If anything, Covid-19 rendered all our plans void. Habakkuk 2:2 reminds us to “Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it.” Write down your goals so that you can see them daily. This will cause you to “run” towards them.
3. Finding rest in Him
For me, this is the most important key. We need to detox by meditating on the Word of God and soaking in His presence to overcome the clutter and the ‘noise’ that we face in everyday life. Matthew 11:28 says, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”
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