Hey journey companions,
Here I am staring at week three of Covid19 safer at home quarantine. I can’t believe what life is reduced to people looking at people through handheld devices. I guess I can believe it… we were only a stones throw away from it just a month ago.
The reality of being forced to stay at home settled in for me really good on Sunday. Everything that I enjoyed about my life was slowly being taken away… no meet-ups with people during the week to share my heart with them and connect authentically. This is all for the sake of a virus that has been spreading extremely rapidly.
This brought me to the Bible and really spending some time with God and trying to figure out what exactly am I suppose to be doing with this time. How am I suppose to be nurturing my family, relationships, working, and well you know all the things that we often do when we have freedom to move about this world the way we want.
In my quiet time I was able to figure out one real thing is getting really aware of every relationship has value. How I navigate them is important. Though I miss face to face time it doesn’t take away the depths of relationship. I am having some moments of true self awareness and why I value what I value and where some things are inappropriately placed on others due to my own insecurities and fears.
I don’t know how you are navigating this time but as an adult we often don’t have time to sit with our feelings and really sort stuff out from childhood or even past relationships. I would encourage you o do that during this time. It’s actually culturally acceptable to have fear and anxiety…and on a spiritual tip it’s also acceptable to toss those all to God and allow Him to help you navigate them.
I am no trained preacher or teacher but the one thing I do know is that life is too short to let four walls keep you bound in your internal mess for too long and it’s also ok to share your sensitive side with people you usually wouldn’t. The world is hurting for human connection. Let’s really connect not just snap photos of us connecting.
Love you more than words and would love for you to comment with your ways of navigating these times.
always building community,