While we're all concerned and worried about how life is during Covid-19 and how it has affected our lives, has anyone ever paused to think about what kind of legacy this whole crisis will leave behind?
For we always hear the news or just people in general saying to us that we are living in an unfamiliar present, and yes that is true because none of this has ever happened before, as we are dealing with an unprecedented novel virus. But be that as it may, we're living in a time that will be recorded in future History books, and things have always changed
after historical times.
Things are bound to change after this whole pandemic, as a
new normal will be born. And that makes you uncomfortable right? It's okay, because any change, even change for the better is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomfort.
"Some of us only do the things that we know we can do well, because we cannot withstand the suffering that comes with growth, but every success story is a tale of constant adaptation, revision and change. You have to be uncomfortable to grow." - Sarah Jakes Robert
While a lot of us are thinking about how life was so different this time last year, it is important that we don't miss how different life is right now. Its scary to be vulnerable in this time of distress, but we have to focus on what is in front of us, which is the new normal.
Normal is a dynamic entity— its never going to be static, it's difficult to find, catch or achieve. We're constantly trying to establish the normal. Whenever we think we've found it, something always comes along to shift it. That is why we need to learn to be comfortable in the uncomfortable, especially in those moments where there is no normal, where we may struggle to find our peace. In the rush to go back to normal, we should use this time to reflect on which parts of our lives are worth going back to, which parts need improving and also use this time as a perfect opportunity to offload all the emotional baggage that we may have had and thus to create our mental freedom daily.
You can thrive in the new normal. Just don't give up, walk on your pace and reflect on everything you've been through. Also give presence in these moments especially to yourself, as personal care means giving oneself permission to pause and meditate. Self introspection can be a hard journey but it is the most rewarding.
Isaiah 43:18-19 NIV- "18 Forget the former things;do not dwell on the past. 19 See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland."
We may not see it now, but everything is going to be okay again. Even if there is little reason for hope, know that God can do anything. When Heaven's perfection pours down into the Earth and we don't have a context for it, we call that a miracle, Heaven's suddenly, and Heaven's already done. God is making a way in this wilderness. Don't let this time block you
from accepting the better things that will come.
Yes, some of us have lost our jobs, our family members, and some of us are losing it mentally. But God is saying forget all that because nothing that you have gone through is compared to what is yet to come! Inhale tranquility and release fear.
We won't recover if we keep chasing the old normal, for it doesn't exist anymore, there is a new normal trying to be born. It is time for growth and it only happens at a place of vulnerability. Let's be still and remember that He is God!
HANG IN THERE SIS!
THE PURPLE SISTERHOOD TEAM