How Are You Doing…Really?

Okay, Honey Bunches!

Time to check-in ⏰

How are you doing…really?

I know that’s a silly question to ask right now.

But, I want you to answer it honestly!

You don’t have to share your answer with me.

I do want you to at least answer for yourself.

I’ll explain why.

Since the start of this pandemic, our world has experienced a lot of changes!

Many of our states or countries are now required to wear facial coverings in public places.

Some of us are limited to online grocery shopping.

Others are simply missing human interactions such as spending time with friends on the weekend or casually waving at strangers in public.

Am I the only person who miss doing this?

For me personally, there hasn’t been a month to pass without me or someone I know to be hit with something unexpected.

The loss of a loved one…

The loss of a job…

Even the loss of hope…

Yesterday, I had a long and well needed conversation with my best friend.

We normally talk once a week.

Yet, lately our schedules have not been as free😅

Because of this, we ended up having a three-hour chat on the phone.

Yeah, we both love to talk!

By the end of our conversation, she shared something with me to really ignite my faith.

I’d love to pass along this nugget to those of you who are having a tough time in adjusting to change.

There is purpose in the wilderness.

Going into this year I don’t believe one person could have predicted what we are facing globally.

Do you remember the question I asked in the start of this post?

How are you doing…really?

No matter how you answered I want you to know it’s okay to feel how you are feeling.

I think about Moses who received a word from God to rescue His people from Egypt and lead them to the promised land.

“So I have come down to rescue them from the power of the Egyptians and lead them out of Egypt into their own fertile and spacious land. It is a land flowing with milk and honey –…”Exodus 3:8.

After rescuing the Israelites from Egypt, Moses went on a forty year journey with them in the wilderness simply leading by depending on God.

Eventually, Moses became angry with the Israelites.

They were complaining to Moses and Aaron about not having water to drink. Numbers 20:2-5

The two men went away from the people to go into the presence of God.

Moses and Aaron received clear instructions from God. Numbers 20:8

Unfortunately, Moses allowed anger to cloud his judgement by moving forward in disobedience.

His actions caused God to not allow him to enter the promised land.

But the Lord said to Moses and Aaron, “Because you did not trust me enough to demonstrate my holiness to the people of Israel, you will not lead them into the land I am giving them! Numbers 20:12

God didn’t allow Moses to enter the promise land because Moses was angry.

NO!

God didn’t allow Moses to enter the promised land because of Moses’s disobedience.

It is possible to still have faith with unsettling emotions.

Many of us have heard, even quoted, this familiar scripture, Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Now Honey Bunches, let’s be real!

There has been times where there is something we are not sure of its outcome, our faith can be strong, but our emotions can be unsettling.

Similar to Moses!

Before his decision to repeatedly strike the rock, Moses still had enough faith to go into the presence of God.

Moses and Aaron turned away from the people and went to the entrance of the tabernacle, where they fell face down on the ground. Then the glorious presence of the Lord appeared to them, Numbers 20:6

Honey Bunches, no matter how you are feeling don’t allow your emotions to lead you in this season.

Once again, it’s okay to feel how you feel as long as you are remaining obedient to what the Holy Spirit is instructing you to do!

Make it routine to get in the presence of God.

In Psalms 1:3, the Bible states, “They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season. Their leaves never wither, and they prosper in all they do!

My prayer is we will choose to remain faithful to God and not allow our feelings to miss out on the promises God has for our lives. No matter how we feel obedience will lead us this season allowing God to extend prosperity in all we do!

Faith Nuggets! 

There is purpose in the wilderness.

It is possible to still have faith with unsettling emotions.

Writer: BG

Photo Credits: Harold Jackson

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