How to make the transition Into The New Normal
If this year has shown us anything, it’s how to be strong amidst a season of struggle and fear. This pandemic has ruined a lot of aspects in our lives, whether it’s your career and any future plans you might have had. You could have just graduated, or you could be on the verge of getting promoted, yet the pandemic happened and every aspect of our lives has been put to a pause. However, through God’s word, He teaches us to be strong and courageous. Despite this pandemic ruining some of our plans and future, this season is showing us how to trust in God’s plans rather than our own. Love is ultimately greater than fear and it’s through our love for God that we’ll surpass the anxiety and fear that this season is giving us.
As we progress into this new normal, this is where more fears occur as the future is blurry and confusing. This pandemic changed so many aspects in our lives, that we don’t know what’s in store for us in the future. It’s normal to be fearful of the future, but it’s also time to lean and depend on God and let go of tomorrow’s worries and troubles. I know It’s easier said than done, but nothing about the situation is going to change by worrying. However, by trusting in God and His plans for you, there’s a sense of peace and calmness in your heart. While you may not have all the answers on what the new normal brings and how to transition into it, just trust in the fact that God always has your back. Remember 1 Peter 5:7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you, Ultimately, our own plans don’t matter as much as God’s plans for us.
The pandemic may be hardest and most frustrating thing any of us have ever gone though. It’s a test of faith, strength, resilience, and courage. However, do you trust in God even in this process of the unknown? Are you willing to have faith even in the things that don’t make sense right now? If there’s anything we could take out of this, it’s to reflect and analyze on our own life.
Change is an opportunity for growth and even when it’s far from ideal, it’s a chance to set the right priorities in place in our lives. Maybe this world was never normal to begin with because it was too broken and chaotic, and this pandemic had to happen to make everyone adjust their lives to have the right set of priorities. Maybe this pandemic was God’s way of fixing the brokenness of this world to wake everyone up with being caught up in their own selfish ways. Maybe normal was not something we’re supposed to go back to, because we’re supposed to change for the better. Of course, this isn’t an implication that this pandemic was supposed to happen. However, in trusting God and His purpose in all of this mess, we rise above our fear and our need to control our lives. In the first place, God is the only one in control and until we can give that up, we can’t rise above our fear, worries and anxieties. We can’t have real inner peace until we give it all to God.
Written By Rev. Ranches L Hall