The content of my weekly blogs is drawn primarily from ancient Hebrew wisdom literature, while the 2020 format was inspired by James Clear’s “3-2-1” Thursdays. Building from my recent book UNBEATABLE! Seven Pillars of Personal Excellence, each week you will receive One Pillar/Proverb, One Principle and One Practical.
“Trust the Lord completely, and don’t depend on your own knowledge. With every step you take, think about what he wants, and he will help you go the right way.”-Proverbs 3:5-6 (Easy-to-Read Version).
Giving up control is often a hard thing to do, especially for us adults. Depending on our life situation, we may be the ones to have the final say or, at least, we may have a meaningful contribution to make in the decision-making process. Therefore, when a pandemic like the coronavirus hits us on a global scale as it has, it places day-to-day living in perspective. We humans are not in control. We must therefore trust the One who is sovereign.
Admittedly, it is tempting to spiritualize or overanalyze scenarios like a worldwide disease and perhaps, various religious and moral philosophies are being advocated at this time. Whatever your paradigm might be, we can all agree that times like this call for prudence and patience. We must be prudent enough to follow the wise guidelines of the medical experts and leaders who are guiding us, and we must be patient enough to see the process through to completion, however inconvenient it may be in the short term.
Use this time when the world has been forced to slow down to ponder on life’s bigger picture. Recommit yourself to walking closely with God and with the people in your life that really matter.
To learn more about these pillars of personal excellence, read UNBEATABLE! which is now available on Amazon in print and as an e-book.