If you are readinig this then you survived Thanksgiving and a virtual Black Friday! I heard "I can't do this one more day." and "I'll never survive this Thanksgiving." or statements similar to this too many times prior to Thanksgiving. There were moments I felt defeated too yet I know Who holds my tomorrows in His hands and have hope to see each one of them.
We have a choice to make. We can trust God or we can trust the scientists and politicians. Who will you trust today? I choose to trust God. In this moment we are faced with a surplus of negatives and closed doors. You weren't sure you could survive a COVID Thanksgiving, yet you did. You weren't sure you could teach, parent & teach, or work remotely BUT you have! You have the ability, determination, and strength to be and do whatever you are called, gifted, and blessed to do.
I encourage you to TRUST GOD each day and let Him LEAD, GUIDE, AND INSPIRE you. Today is a new day and it's the day you need to turn a page into the positive outlooks of how you can bless others and encourage them despite COVID. Share love, happiness, and joy with everyone you meet - whether it's in the grocery store, check out line, driving, pumping gas, or dropping off the garbage. You have the power of the Holy Spirit to be the catalyst of hope the people in your circle of influence need.
Let go and let GOD LEAD! TRUST GOD and the direction He leads you.
What does trusting God "look" like to you?
As I searched for today's graphic I saw this one and knew it was perfect. Some may find it a reminder of all we are missing yet it speaks to me differently. Instead of trying to forget all you are missing, focus on all you still have.
We may not be able to have an overcrowded home BUT we can still connect with our family and friends via phone, text, social media, hangouts, and video conferencing. It's new way and experience. COVID is here and won't be gone any time soon. Let's talk about it, voice our concern, and choose to find the opportunities that celebrate family, friends, life, and change.
Next year when the house is full, the to do-lists are long, and travel expense are high - may we remember not to complain but to be thankful after a year of missing these very things.
Thank you for following the blog, listening to my podcast, reading my books, inviting me to speak at your events, and shopping through my Epicure website. I look forward to hearing how you embraced and celebrated the opportunities this year!
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323