Over the past year, the stay-at-home orders and social distancing have wrought so many changes—some good, others not so great. A huge area of concern is my lack of motivation. I’m usually a self-starter and go-getter, but now I’m struggling to do even the simplest task. The “new normal” feels miserable, and I desperately need things to change.
Normally Not This Way
Dear Normally Not This Way,
These unprecedented times have taken a toll on many lives and changed life as we once knew it. Be assured that you are not alone in your concerns. Moving forward feels fearful and uncertain for some, but we can find peace in the promise from Isaiah 41:10: “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”
Implementing daily Scripture readings, accompanied with prayer, will lift your heart and revive your soul. This will provide an avenue for a motivational makeover! In addition, ask God to impress your heart with someone who needs a special blessing. Once He reveals a name, buy or make a card with handwritten words of encouragement, lift up a prayer for them, and drop the card in the mail. This simple act can be a game changer for you and the recipient. Not only is it a tremendous stress reducer, but the blessings you both receive
can ignite and engage you for a greater purpose.
Continue to rest in God’s precious promises, which continually remind us that He can heal and restore us for His glory! “Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit” (Romans 15:13).
God is fighting our battles for us, and we can trust Him to restore and equip us in preparation for His soon return!